If from a bicycle to a cycling trainer Héctor Iván Palacio his skin crawled when three of the world's road champions met at José María Córdova Airport Peter Sagan, starting with your vacation in Antioquia, how will you go, except for hundreds of fans, when next February, during Tour Colombia 2.1, you will see other great pedal exponents compete in paisas countries?
"It'll be crazy, look Chris Froome but has confirmed its presence, that runners like him and Sagan came to Colombia create trust in their colleagues abroad to come and compete in our country, "Palacio said.
Yesterday, the Colombian Bicycle Federation, through its president Jorge Ovidio González, confirmed that along with Froome, four times the Tour de France champion, the second edition of the Creole event, which this year is called Colombia, Oro y Paz, will also have a Movistar team, led by Spanish Alejandro Valverde, the recent world champion and Nairo Quintana.
The competition, part of America Tour and under category 2.1, the second place in the UCI calendar, will be held this year in Antioquia between February 12 and 17.
They will also work Fernando Gaviria, Sergio Henao, (UAE), Egan Bernal (Sky), the last champion, Urgent Rigoberto (EF), Miguel López (Astana), among others.
"Four months after the competition of expectations and anxiety are very large, this event is a world class, as is the Tour de France event, as the most representative cycling teams at this time, such as Movistar, Sky, UAE Emirates, EF Education, , as well as the best riders in our country, "said Gonzalez, adding that the race will be broadcast by Espn and will include some 30 foreign journalists and representatives of the country's most important media.