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Sunday December 22, 2019
Bookshelf: As we all know, Europe is the Promised Land of Cycling and as a professional athlete if you want to make it big you need to make it there. 2019 saw a Colombian, Egan Bernal, victorious, and a fascinating new book, “The Big Climb,” recounts the ups and downs of a South American country's love affair with pro racing.
Monday October 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019 - The cross season is at Full Gas. Top Story-Giro'20. Reports and video form Saitama, Gavere and Beringen. Loads to catch up: Kittel, Wanty one-day WorldTour, Fuglsang Tokyo gold, Quintana in Colombia, Carthy signs, Modolo for Corendon, Bahrain and Cavendish, Euskadi, Roompot, UAE, Pantano in politics and “The Wolfpack: 365 Days At The Wheel”.
Sunday July 28, 2019
They’re part of the landscape now, those Colombian riders; Chaves, Gaviria, Quintana, Uran and now Egan Bernal, all rampaging across Grand Tours and Classics landscapes. Ed Hood was one of the first to 'big up' Egan Bernal, here is his article form a couple of years ago about the Colombians influence on modern cycling.
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Colombia has sent the cream of their cycling crop to Europe and in most cases they have made a big impact in the peloton. One of the best was Luis ‘Lucho’ Herrera, he put the pressure on Bernard Hinault on many occasions.
Tuesday October 6, 2015
Busy final week of the season for the Escarabajos, lining-up for three Italian one-day races, as well as the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Wednesday April 29, 2015
The long-time sold out field of 800 racers enjoyed fully closed roads at the inaugural CRM GFNY Colombia on April 26, 2015. 400 police officers ensured safe racing under tough weather conditions with cool temperatures and numerous rain showers throughout the day.
Saturday September 6, 2014
Good news came from Colombia in the evening of Friday September 5th, when Colombia Road National Team coach Carlos Mario Jaramillo announced his selection for the upcoming Road World Championships in Ponferrada, taking place in Spain from September 21st to 28th.
Wednesday June 18, 2014
After the encouraging displays at Skoda Tour de Luxembourg and GP Kanton Aargau, the Escarabajos of Team Colombia are set to face a busy weekend in the Tour de Slovénie (June 19th-22nd).
Friday May 9, 2014
It will be Team Colombia to inaugurate the 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia on Friday May 9th: the Escarabajos were drawn to top the starting list of the 21,7 km team time trial in Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast, where the official teams presentation took place today in a Donegall Square full of people and enthusiasm.
Tuesday May 28, 2013
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.
Sunday May 26, 2013
Great mood at Team Colombia after the outstanding display at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo: a big win was missed by short measure, but that can’t take away the huge emotion and satisfaction for a stage and a whole Giro rode at a very high level, and closed with Fabio Duarte’s second place on 2013 Corsa Rosa’s Cima Coppi, just in front of Coldeportes’ Director Andres Botero.
Thursday May 23, 2013
Team Colombia’s Fabio Duarte is back to his best in the final week of the 96th Giro d’Italia, and does not stop showing it stage after stage. In a severe test like stage 18th uphill time trial from Mori to Polsa, the 26-year-old rider from Bogotà took a very strong 13th place, 1.59 behind an unbeatable Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), who looks poised to win his first Giro d’Italia. Nibali overcame Spaniard Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) on the day, while Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) rounded out the podium.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
After yesterday’s emotions, Team Colombia had a quiet day ahead of the high-mountain tryptich set to decide the 96th Giro d’Italia. Claudio Corti’s athletes looked to save energies in the 214 km 17th stage from Caravaggio to Vicenza, where Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) took his second win in this race.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
It was a quiet second rest day for Team Colombia: a light two-hour training and much time for recovery for Claudio Corti’s Escarabajos, who completed the second week of the Giro d’Italia in good conditions, after having dealt with a number of tests so far.
Sunday May 12, 2013
Jarlinson Pantano and Robinson Chalapud were protagonist of Giro d’Italia stage 9 on Sunday May 12th, taking the bunch from Sansepolcro to Florence (170 km) in an attacking display since the early kilometres, closed by Pantano with a strong third place behind Russian Maxim Belkov (Katusha) and fellow countryman Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale).
Friday May 10, 2013
A predictably tough day at the Giro d’Italia, the 7th stage from Marina di San Salvo to Pescara turned into a major upset as the weather severely influenced the final part of the lumpy 177 km stage. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) unexpectedly survived out of a 6-man early breakaway, taking a big solo win under heavy rain in Pescara. Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani) came in second, outsprinting Danilo Di Luca to lead the first chasing group to the finish, 1.07 behind the winner.
Thursday May 9, 2013
On cards, the 6th stage of the Giro d’Italia was arguably the easiest of those included in the first week of the Corsa Rosa. Instead, the almost pan-flat route from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia (170 km) caused plenty of difficulties for several teams, with a number of crashes happened in the final part of the race.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
The first top-10 placement for Team Colombia at 96th Giro d’Italia has arrived today, in Wednesday May 8th stage 5, on a day in which Claudio Corti’s outfit looked destined for even greater things until 1000 metres to go. Jarlinson Pantano placed sixth in the reduced group sprint in Matera, a kick affected by a crash in the final bend, pushing Leonardo Duque to the barrier when he was in perfect position to go on the uphill final drag. John Degenkolb (Argos) was today’s winner, neatly beating Angel Vicioso (Katusha) and Paul Martens (Blanco) to the line. Luca Paolini (Katusha) defended his pink jersey once again.