Some races suit Colombian riders. In recent years, Tour de San Luis and Langkawi have been particularly well suited to Colombian climbers who, unlike their European compatriots, have been training through the non-existant Andean winter. The race has also been good to Colombian sprinters, as Fernando Gaviria has shown.
The latest example of this is Dayer Quintana, Nairo's brother, who won this year's Tour de San Luis. His brother, sore from a crash, served as his super domestique on the last mountain stage, and softened their fellow Colombian rival, Atana's Miguel Angel Lopez (winner of the 2014 Tour de l'Avenir, another race that has been good to Colombians in the past). ▶
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Dayer Quintana, Nairo's brother, took an incredibly unusual route to becoming a professional, one that nearly derailed his plans in a most unusual way. ▶
Jose Beyaert, the first Olympic road champion, lived a life as full and amazing as the place where he chose to live it. ▶