Efraín Forero Triviño

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Forero and the second or maternal family name is Triviño.
Efraín Forero Triviño
Personal information
Full name Efraín Forero Triviño
Nickname El Zipa
El Indomable Zipa
Born 1931
Zipaquirá, Colombia
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Major wins
Vuelta a Colombia (1951)

Efraín Forero Triviño (born 1931 in Zipaquirá, in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia) is a retired Colombian road racing cyclist. Forero or El Zipa as he was known was involved in the organisation of the first Vuelta a Colombia. He was chosen to ride between the cities of Fresno and Manizales, via Páramo de Letras, as a preliminary race, and to define the route of the tour. The following year, 1951, the first Vuelta a Colombia took place. It was a 1,233 kilometers race which was divided in 10 stages, including 3 days off. Forero won this first Vuelta a Colombia.[1] He won seven stages along the way.[2] He would win a further three stages and would finish 4th overall in 1953 and 1954[3] as well as second overall in the 1958 Vuelta a Colombia behind Spaniard José Gómez del Moral.[4]


  1. ^ "History of the Vuelta a Colombia". Compania Nacional de Chocolates. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Vuelta a Colombia Histoia 1951". Ciclismo de Colombia. Archived from the original on 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ Rendell, Matt (2002). Kings of the Mountains. Aurum Press. ISBN 1-85410-837-9. 
  4. ^ "Palmares du Tour de Colombie". Velo Club. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-11.