After officializing six new riders for next season, Team Colombia is glad to announce that the partnership with bike supplier Wilier Triestina will follow in 2015.
After the announcement of the first two signings for the upcoming season, Cayetano Sarmiento and Alex Cano, Team Colombia keeps on building its near future with four more athletes with different characteristics.
Team Colombia’s General Manager Claudio Corti took part to 2015 Tour de France presentation today, Wednesday October 22nd, at the Palais des Congres in Paris.
The final week of Team Colombia's third season has started. The Escarabajos will face three Italian one-day races to wrap up their season: Coppa Sabatini (Friday October 9th), Giro dell’Emilia (Saturday October 11th) and Trofeo Beghelli (Sunday October 12th), the latter won in 2013 by Team Colombia’s Leonardo Duque.
Following the Worlds weekend, when Colombian Carlos Julian Quintero showed up with a long escape in the road race, Team Colombia’s riders will be in contention in one of the most important one-day races in the Italian cycling calendar, Milano-Torino (Wednesday October 1st).
It is now less than 24 hour to Carlos Julian Quintero’s debut at the Road Cycling World Championships, in Ponferrada (Spain), and tension and excitement can be clearly heard in the the words of the Colombian rider.
Saturday September 20th’s Memorial Marco Pantani, in Italy, will be Team Colombia’s final race before leaving to the Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain (September 22-28): the event will not only involve the two riders selected for the élite road race - Carlos Julian Quintero and Miguel Angel Rubiano – but the whole Claudio Corti’s team structure, staff and logistics, in their role as official partners of the Colombian Selecciόn.
With two weeks to the Road World Championships road race in Ponferrada (Spain), Team Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rubiano and Carlos Julian Quintero continue their run up for the event they are taking part to for Colombia for – respectively – the fifth and first time.
Two late-season semi-classics expect Team Colombia in Northern Europe in the upcoming weekend, on September 6th and 7th.
Team Colombia’s season follows in France: after Tour de l’Ain, Tour du Limousin and Chaterroux Classic, the Escarabajos are now about to tackle the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, five stages in four days of race, from August 26th to 29th.
Team Colombia quickly shook off an unspectacular team time trial in Vuelta a Colombia stage 2, with Jeffry Romero celebrating his first win of the season at the end of a whole stage on the attack, on the way from San Gil and Barbosa (116 km). Romero also enjoyed his first win in a Team Colombia jersey, as well as his maiden one in Colombia’s biggest stage race.
The proficient cooperation between Claudio Corti’s Team Colombia, the Colombian Ministry of Sports Coldeportes and the Colombian Cycling Federation continues and steps to a bigger level.
The summer race break for Team Colombia is coming to an end, as in the weekend, on July 26th and 27th, the Escarabajos will be back in action in Italy at GP Industria e Artigianato – Larciano and Giro di Toscana. Seven of Claudio Corti’s riders travelled back to Italy on Tuesday July 22nd, and will line-up at the start of both races, guided from the team car by Sports Director Oscar Pellicioli.
The Colombian Cycling Federation officialised the list of the teams that will take part to the 2014 Vuelta a Colombia, to be raced from August 6th to 17th. Topping this list is Team Colombia, that will make its comeback to the biggest National stage race two years after the debut in 2012.
It has been a week since Team Colombia riders have travelled back to Colombia for some weeks of training while spending time with their families, and yesterday Claudio Corti joined them in South America as well. The General Manager is in Colombia to hold some meetings with the team’s institutional partners, starting with Coldeportes and Director Andres Botero, to lay down the basis for 2015 season.
Final fixture ahead of the “summer break” for Team Colombia: after competing in Slovenia and France, the Team is headed to the Giro dell’Appennino, in Italy, looking to provide a strong display before travelling to Colombia to spend three weeks of training next to their families.
An exciting Giro d’Italia is just behind us, but there’s little time to rest, as the season goes on for Team Colombia’s Escarabajos. Just three days removed from the Corsa Rosa, an eight-man line-up directed by Oscar Pellicioli and Oliverio Rincon will take the start at the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg, with the classic 2,55 km evening prologue to get things started in Luxembourg city.
After an intense weekend of climbs and emotions, featuring Jarlinson Pantano’s third place in Oropa and Fabio Duarte’s second in Montecampione, Team Colombia enjoyed a well-deserved rest day on Monday May 26th.
Team Colombia offers its most sincere sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the tragedy happened today, Monday May 19th, in Fundacion, Colombia, where 32 children lost their lives in a bus arson.
In less than 24 hours, Team Colombia riders will start their travel to the 97th Giro d’Italia: the team’s cars and trucks already took their way on Sunday, and tomorrow night the riders and the technical staff will reach their hotel in Belfast (Northern Ireland).