Best Colombian Cyclists Of All Time
Here are some of the best cyclists from Columbia.
Here is a list of well-known cyclists from Colombia, with rankings determined by the HPI, which considers how widely read each cyclist’s biography is. Read on to know them all.
Riding with the UCI WorldTeam EF Education-EasyPost, Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (born January 17, 1990) is a professional road cyclist from Colombia. In 2012, Chaves, born in Bogotá, joined as a neo-pro with the Colombia-Coldeportes squad after spending the previous three years as an amateur with Colombia es Pasión-Coldeportes. Chaves has won a monument and placed third twice in grand tours.
Miguel Angel López
Born on February 4, 1994, Miguel Angel López Moreno is a professional cyclist with the Colombian squad Team Medelln-EPM on the UCI Continental circuit. López won the Tour de Suisse, a World Tour stage event, in 2016. He won Stage 11 of a Vuelta an Espaa and then Stage 15 the following year. Both the Tour Colombia & the Tour a Catalunya won by him in 2019 as the overall winner. During the 2020 Tour de France, he conquered the “Queen” stage.
Born on December 10, 1987, Colombian cyclist Sergio Luis Henao Montoya raced from 2012 through 2021 with Professional Cycling, UAE Team Emirates, and Team Qhubeka NextHash. However, he stopped playing after the 2021 season when his team, Qhubeka NextHash, disbanded.
Born on August 19, 1994, Fernando Gaviria Rendón competes for the UCI WorldTeam Mango Team as a professional track and road race cyclist from Colombia. His reputation as a sprinter precedes him. Gaviria, a cyclist on the Colombian national team, gained widespread recognition in 2015 as he defeated two-time world champion Cavendish Cavendish in sprint finishes at the Tour de San Luis. Two of his three Grand Tour victories came in the 2017 Giro d’Italia. He’s Juliana Gaviria’s brother, a world-class track cyclist. The brilliant and bright South American bird Quetzal inspired his moniker. The colors represent his three world championships, his Colombia, & “la maglia Ciclamino” from the Giro d’Italia.
Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo
Born on November 24, 1973, in Encino, Santander, Colombia, Félix Rafael Cárdenas Ravalo is a retired road bicycle racer who rode both as an amateur and a professional from 1995 to 2014. Before the team disbanded in 2009, he raced for the UCI Professional Continental squad Barloworld. Cardenas won one of his most extensive Tour de France victories ever on Stage 12’s rugged terrain in 2001. He finished first alone at Ax-Les-Thermes, and Roberto Laiseka & Lance Armstrong completed the top three. Then, standing on the pedals, he lifted his arms in the air in his signature victory gesture.