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.
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.
Eleven athletes confirmed from 2013 Claudio Corti’s Team roster.
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.
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.
4 Wild Cards assigned: Team CCC Polsat Polkowice, the Polish National Team, Team Colombia and Team Netapp-Endura. The organizing committee for the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour has officially announced the 4 Wild Cards for the 2013 edition.
Third World Tour race of the season for Team Colombia, taking part to the 70th edition of the prestigious Tour de Pologne from July 27th to August 3rd. For the first time in its history, the race will start from abroad Poland, and exactly from Trentino, Northern Italy, with two stages on the Dolomites that could call for the Escarabajos’ climbing skills.
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.
Long-distance training for Team Colombia on Saturday September 14th, when all the athletes, followed by Sports Director Valerio Tebaldi, rode on a very famous route for cycling fans. In fact, the Escarabajos trained for over 7 hours on the route of “Il Lombardia”, the final Monument classic of the season and the last World Tour fixture of the year for Claudio Corti’s team, scheduled on Sunday, October 6th.
Following an encouraging campaign in Slovenie and Luxembourg, the season of Team Colombia continues at Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc, Polish stage race scheduled from June 26th to 29th. The route consists of 4 undulated stages, suitable for strong and long-distance riders.
As much as communication and social media grew to an unprecedented role in everyday life, ending up being integral part of everyone’s routine, quite the same happens in pro cycling. In races like the Giro d’Italia, some kind of a parallel race takes place among riders and teams, with different goals – popularity, brand awareness, visibility. And it is quite obvious that social media are a privileged battlefield for it – a reign where comparable figures run crazy marketing people and community managers.
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.
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 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 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.
There’s more France in Team Colombia’s February: over next weekend (February 22-23) the Escarabajos will race the Tour du Haut Var, a short stage race featuring some undulated routes. The event will consist of 2 stages: the second one in particular, with two first-category climbs, could have a huge influence on the final overall classification.
After reporting back from Tour Mediterraneen with the red King of the Mountains jersey earned by Jarlinson Pantano, Team Colombia’s Escarabajos will take another important test in Italy on Friday, February 21st, at the 51st Trofeo Laigueglia.
Another pink dream just came true for Team Colombia, as RCS Sport has announced the name of the three wildcard teams completing the field of the 97th Giro d’Italia. For the second year in a row, the team managed by Claudio Corti will be at the start of the Corsa Rosa, this year happening in Belfast (Northern Ireland) on May 9th, 2014.
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).
Team Colombia’s third season in the pro ranks will start outside Europe for the first time in the team’s history. Claudio Corti’s guys will debut at the Tour de San Luis (January 19th – 26th), in Argentina.