The world’s best bike racing star will compete for the United States in the 2019 Tour de France in a bid to prove he can win a gold medal.
Rafael Valls is the first-ever American to compete in the world’s biggest sporting event.
Valls, 23, is the defending champion in the men’s road cycling, men’s triple jump and women’s triathlon.
He also holds a world record for the fastest time on the men, women and triathlon bikes.
“This is a special moment for me,” Valls told Reuters.
“I can finally go to the Olympics and win a medal.
This is something that I had been dreaming of for a long time.
I feel so proud to have this opportunity to compete with my countrymen and women.”
Valls has won three national championships, the first of which was in 2011 in New York.
He won the men and women triple jump in 2012 and the women’s long jump in 2014.
Valls won gold in the 100 metres butterfly in Rio de Janeiro in 2018 and is considered one of the best triple jumpers in the sport.
He is also a gold medallist in the women on the 200m hurdles in Rio and the 400m hurdles at the 2020 Games.
He also won the 400 metres in London in 2016 and the 100m in Rio in 2018.
In 2017 he won the 100 metre butterfly in the US.
Vall was one of two Americans competing in the triathlon, with former world champion and two-time Olympic champion Nick Symmonds.
Valls said the triathlete is a key part of the US triathlon team and he is excited to be part of a team that will have him competing in a sport that he loves.
“I am very excited for this team, the tri, to be competing in Paris,” Volls said.
“It will be a very exciting experience and I will look forward to competing with the other athletes on the team.”
Volls said he is confident he will win gold, and hopes to have his first win in a major sport by the end of 2020.
“I feel really confident,” Vells said.
The US is the world leader in triathlon with 14 gold medals.