The new Manizale professional cycling team will debut in the Vuelta Antioquia

The investment in this will be approximately 980 million pesos.

The team was formed thanks to a public-private alliance.

The Vuelta Antioquia, after 20 years, has the participation of the professional cycling team from Manizales, Caldas; The alliance of the municipal administration, the Government of Caldas, 100% eggs, Electrolit, GPS Sport and Trek, has allowed the municipality to enter Colombian professional cycling again. The alliance has an investment of close to 980 million pesos.

“In 2003-2004 we had the professional team of Aguardiente Cristal and from there we did not have a team; “There have always been either amateur teams or teams with associations or strategic alliances with other professional brands. Today I believe that the municipality, the department that has generated history in national cycling, have the luxury of having a professional team,” he said. the Secretary of Sports, Diego Fernando Espinosa Benjumea.

The Vuelta Antioquia is also the preparation for the Clásico RCN and the Vuelta al Valle, which will be the next participations of the Caldense team.

The team is conformed by:

  • Samuel Arias Rendon
  • Juan Pablo Vallejo Ríos
  • Luis Miguel Martínez Gómez
  • Yeison Alejandro Rincón Álvarez
  • Jordan Tabares
  • Alejandro Ruiz Cañas
  • Didier Chaparro
  • Esteban Jaramillo García
  • Sergio Osorio Arroyave
  • Yesid Pira

“We have two bosses, Didier Chaparro and Jessy Pira, and a very solid team, which includes Luis Miguel Martínez, John Anderson Rodríguez, renowned runners at a national and international level, we also have a large number of co-team members who are going to facilitate us that participation. We hope to be protagonists at the national level again, it is no secret to anyone that Colombia is a power in cycling, but we want to return to the golden age when the city of Manizales and the department of Caldas were a power in cycling,” added the secretary.


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