Colombia (cycling team)

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Not to be confused with Team Columbia.
Colombia
Colombia-Coldeportes logo.jpg
Team information
UCI code COL
Registered Adro, Italy
Founded 2012 (2012)
Disbanded 2015
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Bicycles Wilier[1]
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Claudio Corti
Team manager(s) Valerio Tebaldi
Oscar Pelliccioli
Oliverio Rincon Quintana
Marco Corti
Team name history
2012
2013–2015
Colombia-Coldeportes
Colombia
Colombia (cycling team) jersey
Jersey
Current season

Colombia (UCI team code: COL) are a Colombian UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in Adro (Italy) that participates in UCI Continental Circuits and UCI World Tour races.[2]

History[edit]

In January 2012, it was announced that the team had received invites to the Italian classic races Tirreno–Adriatico, Milan–San Remo and Giro di Lombardia.[3] They were invited to ride the 2013 Giro d'Italia.[4] The team was also invited to the 2014 Giro d'Italia,[5] where during the tenth stage of the race, members of the team wore a white cockade, in memory of the people who died in the Fundación bus fire in Colombia.[6] In 2015 they were invited to the Vuelta a España for the first time.[7] At 30 August it became clear that Cano, Qunitero and Ávila who all cycle for Team Colombia, was picked out for Colombia National Team at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.[8]

In October 2015, the team announced they would be disbanding and not returning for the 2016 season, citing shortfalls in sponsorship from the Colombian Sports Ministry.[9]

Team roster[edit]

As of 31 January 2015.[10]
Rider Date of birth
 Edwin Ávila (COL) (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989 (age 27)
 Alex Cano (COL) (1983-03-13) 13 March 1983 (age 34)
 Camilo Castiblanco (COL) (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 28)
 Edward Díaz (COL) (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994 (age 22)
 Fabio Duarte (COL) (1986-06-11) 11 June 1986 (age 30)
 Leonardo Duque (COL) (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980 (age 37)
 Daniel Felipe Martinez (COL) (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 21)
 Juan Sebastian Molano (COL) (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 23)
 Darwin Pantoja (COL) (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 26)
Rider Date of birth
 Jonathan Paredes (COL) (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 28)
 Walter Pedraza (COL) (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981 (age 35)
 Carlos Quintero (COL) (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 31)
 Brayan Ramírez (COL) (1992-11-20) 20 November 1992 (age 24)
 Carlos Ramírez (COL) (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 22)
 Miguel Ángel Rubiano (COL) (1984-10-03) 3 October 1984 (age 32)
 Cayetano Sarmiento (COL) (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 30)
 Rodolfo Torres (COL) (1987-03-21) 21 March 1987 (age 30)
 Juan Pablo Valencia (COL) (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988 (age 28)

Major results[edit]

National Champions[edit]

2014
1st MaillotColombia.PNG Colombian Road Race Miguel Ángel Rubiano

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colombia Coldeportes' Bianchi Sempre unveiled". blog.wilier.it. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ Alex Hinds (2011-12-16). "Jairo Clopatofsky: Leading A Different Type Of Colombian Revolution". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Corti Still Aiming For Tour, Vuelta After Giro D'Italia Miss". Cyclingnews.com. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Bardiani, Colombia And Fantini Vini Secure Giro D'Italia Wild Card Invitations". Cyclingnews.com. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Barry (16 January 2014). "Bardiani-CSF, Colombia and YellowFluo handed Giro d'Italia wildcard invitations". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Axelgaard, Emil (20 May 2014). "A day of mourning for Colombia". CyclingQuotes. JJnet.dk A/S. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Wildcard teams announced for Vuelta a España". cyclingtips.com.au. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Colombia has announced the team for UCI World Road Race Championship". cyclingquotes.com. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  9. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/colombia-coldeportes-team-forced-to-fold/
  10. ^ "Team Colombia - COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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