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Sports Minister Botero to join Escarabajos at the Giro

Coldeportes’ Director will land in Italy on Wednesday and follow the race to Trieste

After an intense weekend of climbs and emotions, featuring Jarlinson Pantano’s third place in Oropa and Fabio Duarte’s second in Montecampione, Team Colombia enjoyed a well-deserved rest day on Monday May 26th. All the riders went out for a light training for a couple of hours, a little more for Fabio Duarte, who was joined by his brother Alvaro, professional rider himself in a Spanish team.

Tomorrow another big stage is on schedule, Ponte di Legno – Val Martello, with the iconic Gavia and Stelvio passes, but like last year, the weather (forecasts predict light snow) might threaten the day’s programme. One way or another, the Escarabajos will be ready to keep hunting for a stage win.

Meantime, Claudio Corti’s team received another good news: Coldeportes’ Director Andres Botero, the Colombian Minister of Sports, will join the riders at the Giro once again to attend the final stage of a race where the Colombian riders are playing a starring role.

Botero will land in Venice on Wednesday, May 28th, and will reach the finish of Giro d’Italia stage 17 in Vittorio Veneto. “We are happy and honored to welcome Minister Botero again in the final days of such a big event for us and in World Cycling,” Team Colombia General Manager Claudio Corti said, “and we hope Team Colombia and all fellow Colombian riders will keep on shining like they did so far.”

“Botero’s presence once again shows Coldeportes’ vicinity and attention to our guys and to this project, and we are very proud of that,” Corti concluded.

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