Amador first Blue confirmed for Olympics
01 December 2011

Costa Rican appointed by his Olympic Committee to represent the Center American national team in the road race of the London 2012 Games

Movistar Team have already ensured one of their riders will take part in the biggest world classic of 2012, the Olympics Games road race in London. Except for any last-minute complication, Andrey Amador will represent his country on British soil after the Costa Rica National Olumpic Committee confirmed yesterday the appointment by the Costa Rican Cycling Federatino (FECOCI) so the Movistar Team rider can make the spot guaranteed to the nation by virtue of the UCI country ranking. Amador, taking part recently in his squad’s first training camp for the next year, was competing for the London selection with another Blue member, the Movistar Team Continental rider Gregory Brenes, who will be kept as reserve.

Just back into homeland Costa Rica where he’ll stay until late December, Andrey welcomed the news in a pleased mood: “It’s a dream come true and a magnificent opportunity to be able to ride there. Which sportsman does not dream about taking part in the Olympic Games? It’s the most important sporting event in the world and I’ll be proud to represent my country in London.” The Center American rider is given a boost in his preparations for a second that might become crucial in his career: “To be honest i’m really willing to kick the season off. It’s been a while since I was so motivated and willing to do things well right from the winter. If everything goes right, 2012 must be a season where I take a step forward in my sporting level”.