Have you ever seen Julian Alaphilippe and Egan Beral look like this? Artisan Nicolas Molano Avila is at Tour Colombia 2.1 showcasing his hand-carved wooden dolls, each made to look like a cycling star.
There are as many reporters at the Tour Colombia as at the Tour de France, and the pandemonium that surrounds Rigoberto Uran, Egan Bernal, and the other big stars is unlike anything in pro cycling. VeloNews examines how the teams deal with the race's craziness.
Rigoberto Urán is racing in Colombia this week for the first time since his painful crash at the Vuelta a España. The crash in August had a tremendous impact on his career, and forced him to embark on a long and painful road to recovery.
EF Pro Cycling brings a powerful team to Tour Colombia, including a host of Latin American talent and northern Americans van Garderen and Craddock
Cyclists from Colombia made a huge impact on the pro peloton over the last decade, as Rigoberto Uran, Nairo Quintana, and then Egan Bernal all scored top victories.
The toll of Thursday's crash continued to be felt as injuries prove too much for Tejay van Garderen, who abandoned the Vuelta with a fractured finger and other injuries.
A high-speed crash proved costly to the peloton as the Colombian star and the former race leader are sent packing home with injuries
The Vuelta a España could present the best chance for Rigoberto Urán to finally win a grand tour, his team director said.
Three Americans will line up Saturday, as EF Education First brings a well-rounded squad to the year's final grand tour.