Juan Carlos Arias Acosta

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Juan Carlos Arias Acosta
Personal information
Nickname Machete
Born (1964-03-12) March 12, 1964 (age 50)
Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
Height 5'9" [1]
Weight 150 lbs[1]
Team information
Current team Ford - Lifetime Bikes (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)[citation needed]
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Professional team(s)
1990-1991 Café de Colombia (Colombia),
Pony Malta - Avianca (Colombia)

Juan Carlos Arias Acosta (born March 12, 1964) aka “Machete” is a cyclist, a one-time Pan American Champion, has raced in Tour de France, Italy among other major racing events. Juan Carlos Arias has been riding since 1982 out of Colombia S.A.

Teams[edit]

Year Team
1989 Café de Colombia - Mavic (Colombia)[2]
1990 Café de Colombia (Colombia)[2]
1991 Pony Malta - Avianca (Colombia) [2]
2012 Ford - Lifetime Bikes (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)[citation needed]

Accolades[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • 1984 – Departmental Champion Cundinamarca
  • 1985 – Champion Tour Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1986 – Columbian National Route Champion
  • 1986 – Placed 27 in Colorado Spring Route World Championship
  • 1987 – Panamerican Route Champion
  • 1987 – Second place IN Giro de Venneto – Italy- winner of one stage and of the mountain
  • 1987 – Winner of the Regularity, winner of one stage and subchampion of the Tour of Malaga in Spain
  • 1987 – Champion of the Tour of Guadalupe
  • 1987 – Champion of the regularity and of the bonus sprint in the Tour of COlombia
  • 1987 – Subchampion of the bonus sprint in classic RCN
  • 1987 – Placed 17 in the world championship of the route in Austria
  • 1988 – Placed 31 in the Olimpic Games in Seoul – Korea [1][3]
  • 1988 – Subchampion of the Tour de Malaga in Spain
  • 1988 – National route subcampbon of Columbia
  • 1989 – Placed 41 in Tour de Spain
  • 1989 – Placed 71 Giro de Italy
  • 1989 – Placed 17 and subchampion of the mountain of the week in Catalana in Spain
  • 1989 – champion of the "Clasica Roldanillo" – Colombia
  • 1990 – Participation Tour de Spain
  • 1990 – Participation Giro de Italy
  • 1990 – Placed 16 in the race "Paris NLZA" in France
  • 1990 – Champion of the regularity and of the bonus sprint in the Tour of Colombia
  • 1990 – Champion of the bonus sprint in "El Classico RCN" and subchampion of the regularity in Colombia
  • 1991 – Participation in the Giro de Italy
  • 1991 – Subchampion profesional of route
  • 1991 – Champion of the regularity and winner of two stages in LAS "Clasicas de Boyaca and Cundinmarca"
  • 1991 – Placed 21 in the "Tour do Portugal"
  • 1992 – Subchampion of the regularity in the Tour a Colombia and ninth place in the general
  • 1993 – Subchampion of Yardley Gold of mountain biking and winner of 1 Valida
  • 1994 – Champion national of mountain biking, winner of 3 Validas of the championship and champion of the Yardley Gold tournament
  • 1994 – Placed 41 in the world championship of mountain biking in Colorado (USA), best Columbian
  • 1995 – Third in the national championship of mountain biking and subchampion of the Yardley Gold tournament
  • 1995 – Placed 71 in the world championship and best Columbian
  • 1995 – Placed 10 in the Latin-American championship of mountain biking in Cordoba (Argentina)
  • 1995 – Champion of the rally totoritas in Lima (Peru) of mountain biking
  • 1996 – National champion of mountain biking in "Producciones Tournament" world championship of mountain biking, winner of 3 stages
  • 1996 – Placed 34 in Olympic Games in Atlanta USA[1][4]
  • 1996 – Fourth place in "Bolivarianos of Quito" · Ecuador
  • 1996 – Subchampion of the "Rally Totoritas in Lima" – Peru
  • 1997 – Fourth place in the Panamerican Championship in Santiago de Chile
  • 1997 – Subchampion Latin American mountain biking
  • 1997 – National subchampion of mountain biking cross-country – Colombia
  • 1997 – Winner of 3 stages of the national championship and 4 place in championship
  • 1997 – Champion of the "Rally de Totoritas in Lima"- Peru
  • 1997 – Champion of one "Valida Copa Norva" in USA
  • 1997 – Second place "Valida Copa Norva" IN USA
  • 1997 – Placed 30 in "Parada de Copa" of the world USA
  • 1998 – Subchampion of the super mountain bike in Chile
  • 1998 – Subchampion tour of "Volcan Villa Rica" – Chile
  • 1998 – Second in championship national cross country of mountain biking for stages – Colombia
  • 1998 – 10th place in Panamerican Toluca· Mexico
  • 1998 – 3 place in Rally Totoritas- Peru
  • 2000 – 5 place in Championship Panericano in Puerto Rico
  • 2000 – 3 place in Championship National por stage cross country- Colombia

Personal Interests[edit]

Sporting Activities: Cycling, Skydiving, Motor-Cross, Repelling, Scuba.[citation needed]

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