Extraordinary downhill cyclist
Four month after his accident in 2000, in which he lost both of his legs, he started walking again. During his rehabilitation therapy he also began to ride a bike and that was when his passion for biking arouse.
He became an extreme sportsman athlete, loves to compete at extreme bike races like the 500 kilometre XC Ultra Marathon and until now he is the only professional downhill cyclist in the world with two prosthetic legs.
Inspires people professionally by holding speeches
He is the initiator of professional Para cycling in Chile, always focussing on inspiring other people showing what is possible with an amputation. Thus, he functions as a professional motivational speaker for more than seven years. In 2019, he competed at the Parapan American Games in Lima and finished on sixth place in the 3000 metres Men's Individual Pursuit C1-3.
Now, he is aiming to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo and advertise Para cycling even more in Chile.
- Nation: Chile
- Year of birth: 1988
- Sport: Para Cycling – Track and Downhill
- Classification: C3
- Club: Club Melipilla Ciclismo
Victories and achievements
- Parapan American Games, Lima 2019:
- 6th place in the 3000 m individual pursuit
- Epica Atacama, Atacama desert 2017:
- Bronze medal in the 500km Bike Ultra Marathon
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