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Colombia (cycling team)

Colombia
Team information
UCI codeCOL
RegisteredAdro, Italy
Founded2012 (2012)
Disbanded2015
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Professional Continental
BicyclesWilier[1]
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerClaudio Corti
Team manager(s)Valerio Tebaldi
Oscar Pelliccioli
Oliverio Rincon Quintana
Marco Corti
Team name history
2012
2013–2015
Colombia–Coldeportes
Colombia
Colombia (cycling team) jersey
Colombia (cycling team) jersey
Jersey

Colombia (UCI team code: COL) was a Colombian UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in Adro (Italy) that participated in UCI Continental Circuits and UCI World Tour races.[2]

History

In January 2012, it was announced that the team had received invites to the Italian classic races Tirreno–Adriatico, Milan–San Remo and Giro di Lombardia.[3] They were invited to ride the 2013 Giro d'Italia.[4] The team was also invited to the 2014 Giro d'Italia,[5] where during the tenth stage of the race, members of the team wore a white cockade, in memory of the people who died in the Fundación bus fire in Colombia.[6] In 2015 they were invited to the Vuelta a España for the first time.[7] At 30 August it became clear that Cano, Qunitero and Ávila who all cycle for Team Colombia, was picked out for Colombia National Team at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.[8]

In October 2015, the team announced they would be disbanding and not returning for the 2016 season, citing shortfalls in sponsorship from the Colombian Sports Ministry.[9]

Team roster

As of 31 January 2015.[10]
Rider Date of birth
 Edwin Ávila (COL) (1989-12-21)21 December 1989 (aged 26)
 Alex Cano (COL) (1983-03-13)13 March 1983 (aged 32)
 Camilo Castiblanco (COL) (1988-11-24)24 November 1988 (aged 27)
 Edward Díaz (COL) (1994-08-19)19 August 1994 (aged 21)
 Fabio Duarte (COL) (1986-06-11)11 June 1986 (aged 29)
 Leonardo Duque (COL) (1980-04-10)10 April 1980 (aged 35)
 Daniel Felipe Martinez (COL) (1996-04-25)25 April 1996 (aged 19)
 Juan Sebastián Molano (COL) (1994-04-11)11 April 1994 (aged 21)
 Darwin Pantoja (COL) (1990-09-25)25 September 1990 (aged 25)
Rider Date of birth
 Jonathan Paredes (COL) (1989-04-04)4 April 1989 (aged 26)
 Walter Pedraza (COL) (1981-11-27)27 November 1981 (aged 34)
 Carlos Quintero (COL) (1986-03-05)5 March 1986 (aged 29)
 Brayan Ramírez (COL) (1992-11-20)20 November 1992 (aged 23)
 Carlos Ramírez (COL) (1994-10-26)26 October 1994 (aged 21)
 Miguel Ángel Rubiano (COL) (1984-10-03)3 October 1984 (aged 31)
 Cayetano Sarmiento (COL) (1987-03-28)28 March 1987 (aged 28)
 Rodolfo Torres (COL) (1987-03-21)21 March 1987 (aged 28)
 Juan Pablo Valencia (COL) (1988-05-02)2 May 1988 (aged 27)

Major wins

National champions

2014
Colombian Road Race Miguel Ángel Rubiano

References

  1. ^ "Colombia Coldeportes' Bianchi Sempre unveiled". blog.wilier.it. Archived from the original on 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ Alex Hinds (2011-12-16). "Jairo Clopatofsky: Leading A Different Type Of Colombian Revolution". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  3. ^ "Corti Still Aiming For Tour, Vuelta After Giro D'Italia Miss". Cyclingnews.com. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  4. ^ "Bardiani, Colombia And Fantini Vini Secure Giro D'Italia Wild Card Invitations". Cyclingnews.com. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  5. ^ Ryan, Barry (16 January 2014). "Bardiani–CSF, Colombia and YellowFluo handed Giro d'Italia wildcard invitations". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ Axelgaard, Emil (20 May 2014). "A day of mourning for Colombia". CyclingQuotes. JJnet.dk A/S. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Wildcard teams announced for Vuelta a España". cyclingtips.com.au. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Colombia has announced the team for UCI World Road Race Championship". cyclingquotes.com. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Colombia–Coldeportes team forced to fold". 14 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Team Colombia – COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
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