Six questions with Jamis-Hagens Berman's Daniel Jaramillo Diez

Daniel Jaramillo at Redlands, sporting green Crocs (photo: Jamis-Hagens Berman)

Daniel Jaramillo at Redlands, sporting green Crocs (photo: Jamis-Hagens Berman)

Daniel Jaramillo more or less won everything there was to win as a U23 in Colombia. He took the overall in countless regional races, was national road and TT champion, and won the U23 Vuelta a Colombia. Daniel is now 23, and this is his first year racing in the United States. He took the spot left vacant by Janier Acevedo on Jamis-Hagens Berman, after Acevedo himself recommended him to the team. 

First poster you hung up in your room as a kid

It was of Lance Armstrong. I was 12 years old. 

Foods you can't live without

Beans, arroz con pollo as my mom makes it, not the kind you buy at a restaurant. Also sancocho

Favorite movie 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the original one.

First CD you ever bought with your own money

CD that I bought? Uhm...well, I actually remember buying a burned CD with like a thousand reggaeton mp3s on it once, I guess it would be that one.*

Favorite training route

From my house in La Ceja to Sonson. 140 kilometers total. When I'm home, I do that ride with Sergio and Sebastian Henao, or sometimes with Janier Acevedo.

Dream car

Oh man, I love Camaros and Mustangs, the new ones. I really like Hummers too, I love the H2

* I thought this question was a good one, until I realized that I couldn't use the Spanish word for "album" as generic term for a record or CD, since Daniel likely wouldn't know what I was talking about due to his youth (or my old age). I opted for "CD" only to realize that Daniel was born in 1991, and by the time he was 10 years old, mp3s were winning the battle of music formats. But also, the concept of an "album" as I knew it growing up (a grouping of songs chosen by an artist and sold as one) is itself a bit dated, as is the notion of going to a store and buying music like that. Yes, this is me coming to terms with my age. 

PS: This is Serpa's facial hair at the Tour right now.