Avila displays grit at Tour du Limousin

Team Colombia’s Edwin Avila provided a strong performance in Tour du Limousin stage 3 (Lac de Lassiviere-Le Maupuy, 183,2 km), riding in a strong 8-man breakaway that stayed clear until the final kilometres of the stage. Mauro Finetto (Neri Sottoli) took the stage win and the leader’s jersey, beating to the line Julian Simon (Cofidis) and Davide Rebellin (CCC-Polsat), while Juan Pablo Valencia was once again the best of Valerio Tebaldi’s men on the finishing line, closing 17th, 37 seconds behind Finetto. After a 12-man move had started early in the stage, Juan Esteban Arango and Edwin Avila managed to...

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Determined Valencia shows up in Limousin

Juan Pablo Valencia was the best Team Colombia rider in Tour du Limousin 2nd stage, Trelissac-Grezes (171,8 km), finishing 23rd on a tough uphill drag, 15 seconds behind Europcar’s Cyril Gautier. The Frenchman managed to see off Davide Rebellin (CCC-Polsat) and Rein Taaramae (Cofidis). Race leader Bjorn Leukemans (Wanty-Gobert) finished eight, safely holding on his GC spot. The group came back together in the finale after several breakaway attempts in the first part of the race: a 7-man moved started just after km 0, with Team Colombia taking charge of the chase along with Caja Rural. Juan Pablo Valencia eventually managed...

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Top-20 for Duque in Limousin opener

The Tour du Limousin started today, August 19th, with a demanding first stage from Limoges to Brivè (176 km). Belgian Bjorn Leukemans came out on top at the end of a lumpy and restless stage, kicking out in the final and moving away of a 17-man group. Stephane Rossetto (Big Mat) won the chasing group’s sprint ahead of Mauro Finetto (Neri Sottoli). Leonardo Duque was the best rider for Team Colombia on the day: after attacks and counterattacks had happened at frantic pace throughout the whole stage, Duque had managed to get into the decisive move when it started with...

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  • Minister Botero, “Proud of our guys”

    Since Wednesday May 28th and until the end of the Giro, Team Colombia was visited by Coldeportes Director and Colombian Sports Minister Andres Botero at the Giro d’Italia for the second year in a row, this time joined by Colombian Cycling Federation President Ramiro Valencia. As General Manager Claudio Corti...

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  • Tour de Limousin (2.1)

    19/07/2014 – Stage 1: Limoges - Brive – 174.4 km 20/07/2014 – Stage 2: Trélissac - Grèzes – 171.8 km 21/07/2014 -  Stage 3: Vassivière - Le Maupuy – 183.2 km 22/07/2014 – Stage 4: Meuzac - Limoges, 175.6 km