The Spanish skating team arrives in Colombia to face a new world championship. This time with a small but always efficient delegation, the team dreams of reaching important positions on the World Cup podium.

The European delegation arrives at the 2021 edition with five skaters and a staff made up of five professionals, led by coach Garicoitz Lerga, who will face the competitions with a clear objective: to return home with medals and top what was done in the 2019 edition when they occupied the fourth position on the medal table with 3 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze.

The scenario has left good feelings for the athletes so far. However, their coach does not rule out a continuous analysis of the track in training and reaching the top of the competition. He also highlights the value of their leaders. “We do not have a delegation as big as the one we have been used to. There are five skaters, but they are the best skaters we have right now,” stated Lerga.

The renewal of the Spanish team is still in process and with the help of experienced team members such as Ioseba Fernández and Francisco José Peula, world champions, they hope to continue winning medals for their country. “We have three world champions. Hopefully, they will be champions in 2021,” the Spanish coach assured.

Spain is optimistic and they are working hard to obtain the expected triumphs after two years without competing at this magnitude. In addition to obtaining medals, the desire is to continue positioning itself as one of the leading countries in speed skating in the world. “I hope they are one of the best skaters here,” said Garicoitz Lerga when he did his first training session at the Ibagué Sports Park skating track.