Cyclist Kevin Rivera is in an ambitious season that could lead him to the Olympics. In the general classification, he won the individual time trial in the sixth stage of the Vuelta al Táchira.
He was the fastest man in the trial from San Cristóbal to Palmira, in Venezuela. It was a 16.1-kilometer stretch. The 21-year-old athlete took the win, beating out John Carlos G Valveiz by 13 seconds.
This is his first victory in 2020, an important year since he aspires to be chosen by the Costa Rican Cycling Federation to represent Costa Rica in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from July 24 to August 9.
He is a humble athlete, recognizing that if he is worn out from the season it could be better that Andrey Amador is chosen to represent the country. Still, Rivera hopes to be in condition to go.