Darwin Atapuma

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Darwin Atapuma
Darwin Atapuma-TDSL2014.jpg
Atapuma at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full nameJhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado
NicknameEl Puma
Born (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 30)
Túquerres, Nariño, Colombia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing Specialist
Professional team(s)
2009–2011Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
2012–2013Colombia–Coldeportes
2014–2016BMC Racing Team
2017–UAE Abu Dhabi
Major wins
Single-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2008)

Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (born 15 January 1988) is a Colombian cyclist who rides for the UAE Team Emirates 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]

2007
6th Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st Stages 2 & 8
2008
1st MaillotColombia.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2009
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2010
6th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
8th Overall Trofeu Cidade da Guarda
9th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2011
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2012
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
8th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
10th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
10th Overall Giro di Padania
2013
1st Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Slovenia
6th Overall Tour of Turkey
2014
9th Overall Tour de San Luis
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2016
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
4th Overall Tour of Utah
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Held Jersey red.svg & Jersey white.svg after Stages 4–7
2017
4th Road race, National Road Championships
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 18 Tour de France

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 16 9 61
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF 41 69
A red jersey Vuelta a España 56 32 20
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  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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