Colombia (cycling team)

Not to be confused with Team Columbia.
Team information
UCI code COL
Registered Adro, Italy
Founded 2012 (2012)
Disbanded 2015
Discipline Road
Status UCI Professional Continental
Bicycles Wilier[1]
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Claudio Corti
Team manager(s) Valerio Tebaldi
Oscar Pelliccioli
Oliverio Rincon Quintana
Marco Corti
Team name history


Colombia (UCI team code: COL) are a Colombian UCI Professional Continental cycling team based in Adro (Italy) that participates in UCI Continental Circuits and UCI World Tour races.[2]

In January 2012 it was announced that the team had received invites to the Italian classic races Tirreno–Adriatico, Milan–San Remo and Giro di Lombardia.[3] They were invited to ride the 2013 Giro d'Italia.[4] The team was also invited to the 2014 Giro d'Italia,[5] where during the tenth stage of the race, members of the team wore a white cockade, in memory of the people who died in the Fundación bus fire in Colombia.[6] In 2015 they were invited to the Vuelta a España for the first time.[7] At 30 August it became clear that Cano, Qunitero and Ávila who all cycle for Team Colombia, was picked out for Colombia National Team at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.[8]

In October 2015, the team announced they would be disbanding and not returning for the 2016 season, citing shortfalls in sponsorship from the Colombian Sports Ministry.[9]

Team roster

As of 31 January 2015.[10]
Rider Date of birth
 Edwin Ávila (COL) (1989-12-21) 21 December 1989
 Alex Cano (COL) (1983-03-13) 13 March 1983
 Camilo Castiblanco (COL) (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988
 Edward Díaz (COL) (1994-08-19) 19 August 1994
 Fabio Duarte (COL) (1986-06-11) 11 June 1986
 Leonardo Duque (COL) (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980
 Daniel Felipe Martinez (COL) (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996
 Juan Sebastian Molano (COL) (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994
 Darwin Pantoja (COL) (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990
Rider Date of birth
 Jonathan Paredes (COL) (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989
 Walter Pedraza (COL) (1981-11-27) 27 November 1981
 Carlos Quintero (COL) (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986
 Brayan Ramírez (COL) (1992-11-20) 20 November 1992
 Carlos Ramírez (COL) (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994
 Miguel Ángel Rubiano (COL) (1984-10-03) 3 October 1984
 Cayetano Sarmiento (COL) (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987
 Rodolfo Torres (COL) (1987-03-21) 21 March 1987
 Juan Pablo Valencia (COL) (1988-05-02) 2 May 1988

Major results

National Champions

1st Colombian Road Race Miguel Ángel Rubiano


  1. "Colombia Coldeportes' Bianchi Sempre unveiled". Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. Alex Hinds (2011-12-16). "Jairo Clopatofsky: Leading A Different Type Of Colombian Revolution". Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  3. "Corti Still Aiming For Tour, Vuelta After Giro D'Italia Miss". 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
  4. "Bardiani, Colombia And Fantini Vini Secure Giro D'Italia Wild Card Invitations". 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  5. Ryan, Barry (16 January 2014). "Bardiani-CSF, Colombia and YellowFluo handed Giro d'Italia wildcard invitations". Future plc. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. Axelgaard, Emil (20 May 2014). "A day of mourning for Colombia". CyclingQuotes. A/S. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  7. "Wildcard teams announced for Vuelta a España". 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  8. "Colombia has announced the team for UCI World Road Race Championship". 30 August 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  10. "Team Colombia - COL". UCI Continental Circuits. Retrieved 31 January 2014.

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