Photo: Manual For Speed

Photo: Manual For Speed

MANZANA POSTOBON

The history of Manzana Postobon as a team (in both its 1980s version, and the current one) mirror  that of Colombian cycling itself.  The team is currently competing in the Vuelta a España, which they knew would be a learning experience for a young and largely inexperienced team. I wrote about the team's history, and a bit about the riders at the Vuelta here. Take a look, and enjoy. 


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REGIONS THAT HAVE SHAPED COLOMBIAN CYCLING: BOYACÁ

An unusual amount of Colombia's professional cyclists come from this high plain northeast of Bogota. Why is that? What makes this place to special in regards to cycling? 

 

To worship at the altar of martyrdom

Through its tumultuous past, and its extreme interpretation of Catholic iconography Colombians developed an insatiable taste for martyrdom and spectacle

Choosing to forego revenge

An interview with Rigoberto Uran in which he discusses the difficult and painful path that led him to cycling, including his father's assassination while out on a Sunday morning training ride in his native Urrao 

HE trafficked arms, smuggled emeralds and threatened to break Laurent Fignon's jaw

Jose Beyaert, the first Olympic road champion, lived a life as full and amazing as the place where he chose to live it.


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