Photo: Alps & Andes

Photo: Alps & Andes

Putting the past aside, and moving forward in the name of those around you. An interview with Alex Cano.

In his book 100 Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes about the town of Macondo, and it’s fight with “the quicksand of forgetfulness”, as its population is stricken with an unexplainable plague them begin to forget everything they ever knew. Some have seen this theme in the book as Marquez’s nod to Colombian’s ability (and perhaps willingness) to forget their past in order to move forward. A defense mechanism of sorts. Even if that was not his intention, like much of Marquez's work in fiction, Macondo's plague has an eerily similar counterpart in the real world, in a town that has actively been trying to forget parts of its past for decades.

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Still on the road. From racing bikes and battling opponents, to driving taxis and fighting traffic.

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SUMMER CAP

Made of a light cotton/linen blend, the cap features the Colombian flag across the top.

Alps & Andes Musette

Made in Medellin, these musette bags are made out of a lightweight poly fabric. The strap won't stretch, allowing you to use it for all kinds of off-the-bike activities.

CAFE DE COLOMBIA WATER BOTTLE

Inspired by the iconic Cafe De Colombia jersey design (and thus the three ridges within the Andes that dominate the country's landscape), these water bottles commemorate the team's years racing in Europe.