Darwin Atapuma

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Darwin Atapuma
Darwin Atapuma-TDSL2014.jpg
Atapuma at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full name Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado
Nickname El Puma
Born (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 29)
Túquerres, Nariño, Colombia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Team information
Current team UAE Abu Dhabi
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing Specialist
Professional team(s)
2009–2011 Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
2012–2013 Colombia–Coldeportes
2014–2016 BMC Racing Team
2017– UAE Abu Dhabi
Major wins

Single-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Atapuma and the second or maternal family name is Hurtado.

Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (born 15 January 1988) is a Colombian cyclist who rides for the UAE Abu Dhabi professional cycling team.[1]

After two seasons with Colombia,[2] Atapuma left the team at the end of the 2013 season and joined the BMC Racing Team for 2014.[1] In 2015, he finished 16th in the Giro d'Italia and 56th in the Vuelta a España.[3] In the 2016 Vuelta a España, he held the red jersey after a second-place finish in Stage 4.[4] In September 2016 Atapuma announced that he would join UAE Abu Dhabi on a two-year deal from 2017.[5]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

6th Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st Stages 2 & 8
1st MaillotColombia.PNG National Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
6th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
8th Overall Trofeu Cidade da Guarda
9th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
3rd National Road Race Championships
8th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
10th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
10th Overall Giro di Padania
1st Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Slovenia
6th Overall Tour of Turkey
9th Overall Tour de San Luis
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
Vuelta a España
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 4–7
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 4–7
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
4th Overall Tour of Utah
9th Overall Giro d'Italia

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro - 16 9
Yellow jersey Tour WD - -
red jersey Vuelta - 56 32

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. ^ a b "Darwin Atapuma signs for BMC as American team buy into Colombian climbing revolution". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Atapuma makes his mark on Tour of Poland's first stage". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "LaVuelta.com". LaVuelta.com. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "2016 Vuelta a España, stage 4 | VeloNews.com". Retrieved 2016-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Atapuma leaves BMC to join Project TJ Sport in 2017 - News Shorts". cyclingnews.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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