Busy final week of the season for the Escarabajos, lining-up for three Italian one-day races, as well as the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour.
The long-time sold out field of 800 racers enjoyed fully closed roads at the inaugural CRM GFNY Colombia on April 26, 2015. 400 police officers ensured safe racing under tough weather conditions with cool temperatures and numerous rain showers throughout the day.
Good news came from Colombia in the evening of Friday September 5th, when Colombia Road National Team coach Carlos Mario Jaramillo announced his selection for the upcoming Road World Championships in Ponferrada, taking place in Spain from September 21st to 28th.
It will be Team Colombia to inaugurate the 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia on Friday May 9th: the Escarabajos were drawn to top the starting list of the 21,7 km team time trial in Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast, where the official teams presentation took place today in a Donegall Square full of people and enthusiasm.
As much as communication and social media grew to an unprecedented role in everyday life, ending up being integral part of everyone’s routine, quite the same happens in pro cycling. In races like the Giro d’Italia, some kind of a parallel race takes place among riders and teams, with different goals – popularity, brand awareness, visibility. And it is quite obvious that social media are a privileged battlefield for it – a reign where comparable figures run crazy marketing people and community…
Great mood at Team Colombia after the outstanding display at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo: a big win was missed by short measure, but that can’t take away the huge emotion and satisfaction for a stage and a whole Giro rode at a very high level, and closed with Fabio Duarte’s second place on 2013 Corsa Rosa’s Cima Coppi, just in front of Coldeportes’ Director Andres Botero.
Team Colombia’s Fabio Duarte is back to his best in the final week of the 96th Giro d’Italia, and does not stop showing it stage after stage. In a severe test like stage 18th uphill time trial from Mori to Polsa, the 26-year-old rider from Bogotà took a very strong 13th place, 1.59 behind an unbeatable Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), who looks poised to win his first Giro d’Italia. Nibali overcame Spaniard Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) on the day, while Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) rounded out the podium.
After yesterday’s emotions, Team Colombia had a quiet day ahead of the high-mountain tryptich set to decide the 96th Giro d’Italia. Claudio Corti’s athletes looked to save energies in the 214 km 17th stage from Caravaggio to Vicenza, where Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) took his second win in this race.