He entered the Club Deportivo Ediciones Mar de Tunja and his beginnings as an amateur were in 2009 in Boyacá es Para Vivirla, a formation sponsored by his department of origin, standing out as a climber.
In 2010 he turned professional with the 4-72 Colombia team in which he stayed for two seasons and with which he won the 2010 Tour del Porvenir.
In 2012, he was hired by Movistar, a Spanish team in the UCI ProTeam category with which he won the Vuelta a Murcia and a stage of the Dauphiné Critérium.
In 2013, he managed to win the Tour of the Basque Country, the Tour of Burgos and reached second place in the Tour de France where he won a stage and the mountains classification.
During 2014, he was the winner of the Giro d'Italia, being the first Colombian to obtain the title, and the second, after Lucho Herrera, to win one of the three Grand Tours.
In 2016, he won the Tour of Catalonia, the Tour de Romandie, the Ruta del Sur, he was on the podium in third place in the Tour de France, and his second great race, the Tour of Spain beating Chris Froome.
He debuted in 2020 with his new team, Arkéa.
In his first season he wins the Tour La Provence and the Tour of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var.
While he was running Paris-Nice, where he won the penultimate stage and was a favorite, he ended up missing the last stage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the international cycling calendar was also suspended by the UCI.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL LÓPEZ
Colombian professional cyclist who rides for the Colombian team Team Medellín-EPM in the Continental category.
López started road cycling late, already in his teens; embarking on a meteoric career in the youth and under-23 category that led him to win the Tour of the Future at the age of 20 without having any previous experience in Europe. After this triumph that showed his talent, the Astana team signed him from 2015. Between the 2015 and 2017 seasons with Astana, he has achieved some important victories such as the Swiss Tour and Milan-Turin in 2016 and two stages in the Tour to Spain in 2017: all this despite several falls and injuries that have marked his career and limited his progression since the beginning of his professional career. The first great tour in which he participated was in the Tour of Spain in 2016, which he had to abandon due to a fall. Due to his good performance in La Vuelta 2017, which he managed to finish, and the unexpected departure of team leader Fabio Aru, he was appointed to ride as leaders of the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España for the 2018 season. In the Giro he managed to climb to the podium in third place behind Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin and win the classification of best young man. On September 16, 2020, he took victory in the Tour de France stage that ended at Col de la Loze, reaffirming himself in third place in the general classification.
Spanish cyclist since 1998, stands out for being a compact runner but stands out with skills as a climber.
His best season was 2001, when he won the white jersey (best youngster) in the Tour de France and was 2nd overall in the Vuelta a España (due to mechanical failures he lost the lead), in the ranks of the Kelme. He has participated in Grand Tours obtaining remarkable results both as a leader and herdsman.
He currently runs for the Continental category Team Medellín, in which he regularly acts as the leader of the ranks.
Colombian cyclist who stands out in one-day races. He debuted in 2017 with EPM and after two years he went to Medellín. He finished 20th in the 2019 Tour of Colombia and had good performances that made him sign with Astana in 2020.
Colombian cyclist who describes himself as a well-rounded runner with climbing skills. Winner in 2018 of the Vuelta del Porvenir de Colombia, he ran in the Colombian team Orgullo Paisa and in the Romanian team of Team Novak for 6 months in the 2019 season, in which he gained international experience in Europe. In the 2021 season, after being in the UAE Team Colombia, he joined the EF PRo Cycling in the World Tour category.
Swiss cyclist who stands out in the mountain stages. He made his debut in 2012 with the Atlas Personal-Jakroo and in the 2015 season he rode with the IAM Cycling team after having already been a stagiaire in the 2014 season in this same team. After two seasons on the World Tour in 2017 he signed for Team Illuminate with which he got his first win on a Tour de Hainan stage. In 2019 he signed for the IAM Excelsior. The 2020 season, after a good campaign, he signed with Androni Giocatolli Sidermec.
In 2021 he signed with the Trek-Segafredo team.
Colombian sprinter. Palomeque has been awarded several gold medals in the 100 meter dash category at the South American Games in Lima (Peru) in 2015, in the 50th edition of the South American Athletics Championship for Seniors in Asunción (Paraguay), Cochabamba (Bolivia) in 2018 , among others from his extensive track record. He participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Colombian professional cyclist. Since 2020 he rides for the Bahrain professional team Team Bahrain Victorious in the UCI WorldTeam category.
He started cycling at the age of 11 in the youth category of the Esteban Chaves Foundation, after a few years he joined the Colombian U-23 team, Team AV Villas. During his time in the youth categories he had the opportunity to run the Vuelta a Colombia in the lower divisions of the Manzana Postobón Team. In 2018 he had the opportunity to make the great leap to European cycling in the Italian Team Cinelli where he had the opportunity to live the experience of amateur cycling in Italian competitions. In 2020 he made the leap to professional cycling with the Team Bahrain McLaren team of the UCI WorldTour circuit where he made his Tour Down Under debut.
As an amateur, he took part in the Giro del Valle d'Aosta in 2019, finishing in 6th position in the final general classification. In 2020 he made his debut in the Vuelta a España where he finished the race.