Álvaro Mejía (cyclist)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mejía and the second or maternal family name is Castrillón.
Álvaro Mejía
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Mejía Castrillón
Nickname El Cometa
Born (1967-01-19) January 19, 1967 (age 47)
Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1989–1992 Postóbon-Manzana
1993–1995 Motorola
1997 Petroleo de Colombia
Major wins
Tour de France, young rider classification (1991)
Volta a Catalunya (1993)
Infobox last updated on
January 18, 2008

Álvaro Mejía Castrillón (born January 19, 1967 in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda Department) is a Colombian former road bicycle racer. He won the young rider classification in the 1991 Tour de France and finished fourth in the 1993 Tour de France. He also won other stage races like Volta a Catalunya, Vuelta a Murcia, Route du Sud and Vuelta a Galicia.

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