CT: Ivo OLIVEIRA (POR) - silver in the men’s individual pursuit
GLASGOW - Comments from track cycling silver medallist Ivo OLIVEIRA (POR) after the men’s individual pursuit at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Emirates Arena, on Sunday.
Ivo OLIVEIRA (POR) - silver
On losing out on the gold medal:
"I'm disappointed. I'm 21 and I'm getting used to ending up in finals - and I don't want to get used to losing them all. I've lost five finals in total in my career, between world cups, European and world championships.
"I didn't know I was in front at the beginning of the race, but the goal I set up with my coach was to do the final the same way I did the qualifications and I didn't start too fast
"Domenic [WEINSTEIN (GER), who won the gold medal] maybe controlled it more and it paid off for him. He had the fastest time. What more can I say?"
On the importance of winning a silver medal for the Portuguese track cycling movement:
"It is becoming a bit more famous in Portugal. People are being attracted to it and we are getting more support from the federation and more sponsors.
"Our goal is to go to the Olympic Games. We just have to do our job and get the right support. And luck is always important."
On competing in the Madison race on Monday 6 August with his twin brother Rui:
"We don't have so much experience in the event like some guys here but we will try our best. It's the first race that qualifies for the Olympics so we want to have a good race. I think we will because there is no pressure on us.
"We also have the Tour de France for under 23s next week so we want to do well there too."
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