Saturnino Rustrián

Saturnino Rustrián
Personal information
Born (1942-11-29)29 November 1942
San José Piñula, Guatemala
Died 14 July 2013(2013-07-14) (aged 70)
Infobox last updated on
15 September 2014

Saturnino Rustrián Cáceres (29 November 1942 14 July 2013)[1] was a Guatemalan road racing cyclist who won the second and fourth editions of the annual Vuelta a Costa Rica in 1966 and 1968 and the 10th edition of the Vuelta a Guatemala in 1966.[2]

Born in San José Pinula,[1] he was the first local cyclist to win the Vuelta a Guatemala while competing against participants from Colombia, who had dominated the event in previous years.[3] He is one of three cyclists to have won the Vuelta a Costa Rica twice, since the competition began in 1965.[4]

Rustrián represented Guatemala at the 1968 Olympic Games cycling competitions, ranking 21st and 22nd in the individual road race and time trial events respectively.[1]

Nicknamed el Chapín de Acero ("Guatemala man of steel"),[5] he was a road cyclist for over four decades,[6] and as of 2005, at over 60 years of age, has remained active, competing in several local and international "master" races.[7]

References and notes

  1. 1 2 3 S/R Olympics Athletes: Saturnino Rustrián
  2. "Saturnino Rustrián Cáceres fallece por un paro respiratorio". Retrieved 2013-07-17.
  3. Prensa Libre. "Personajes - Deporte (sports personalities)" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  4. La Prensa Web. "Coverage of the 2007 Vuelta a Costa Rica" (in Spanish). La Prensa, Panama. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  5. Chapín is a Spanish colloquial term meaning "Guatemalan" or "from Guatemala".
  6. Morales Chacón, Carlos. "Habla un experto: Saturnino Rustrián, ganador de la 10a. Vuelta Ciclística a Guatemala" (in Spanish). Prensa Libre. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  7. Morales Chacón, Carlos. "Coverage of the 2005 Clásica Internacional Master race". Prensa Libre. Retrieved 2007-03-27. (Spanish)

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