These have been the greatest achievements (so far) of all Colombians participating in the 2021 Giro d'Italia .
These have been the greatest achievements (so far) of all Colombians participating in the 2021 Giro d'Italia. Photo: LatinAmerican Post
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Leer en español: ¡Orgullo! Esto han logrado los colombianos en el Giro de Italia 2021
Since 1973, Colombia has been part of the Giro d'Italia, when Martín Emilio Cochise Rodríguez participated for the first time in this competition. On this occasion, there are six Colombians who have decided to get on the bike and run in the pink jersey: Egan Bernal, Daniel Felipe Martínez, Harold Tejada, Einer Rubio, Juan Molano and Fernando Gaviria. They will have to travel more than 3,400 kilometers through various regions of Italy if they want to achieve victory.
Only one Colombian in the past has managed to conquer the pink jersey: Nairo Quintana in 2014. That year, his compatriot Rigoberto Urán was runner-up. Now, Egan seeks to follow in Nairo's footsteps. Can you do it?