Our young riders for a new challenge
Four U-23 bike riders, two from Bogota, one from Valle and other from Boyaca will line up for the first time in the Vuelta a la Juvetud. During the most important competition for the U-23 category in Colombia, the team will be participating along with a professional staff.
We are ready! We are glad to ratify the four bike riders who will be participating for the first time in the Vuelta del la Juventud with our FUN-INCA Team. This race will have five stages and will be hosted in the Colombian State Meta from October 28 to November 1.
In the squad there are two bike riders from Bogotá. The eighteen years old Nicolas Borras and the twenty-one years old Sergio Granados. One from San Mateo, Boyaca Diomedes Velandia who is nineteen years old and one twenty years old from Jumbo, Valle del Cauca, Luis Mario Marmolejo.
Three of them were part of the developing academy in FUN. Borrás, Marmolejo and Velandia are today racing in the Tema INCA from France. This squad is an elite team and the sub-23 subsidiary of AG2R from the Word Tour. While Granados, will pe participating as an guest of the team.
“We partnered with Team INCA in this special project. Both squads, one from Colombia and other from France , work hard to develop values through sport and simultaneously, develop cycling.” Claimed Jairo Chaves. Therefore we got together for the first time under the same organized and professional structure.
The FUN – INCA Team staff is:
Jairo Chaves, FUN team’ s Sport Director de FUN
Jean Jacques Goullieux, Team Inca President
Wilson Sandoval, Head Coach
Jhon Fredy Maldonado, Assistant Coach
Jhon Querry, physiotherapeutic
Gelvis Santamaría, Mechanic
Mauricio Casas, logistics coordinator
The well known design of the Concorde is the logo placed in our uniform for the Vuelta de la Juventud. This aircraft represents the future, it is the fastest and most innovative in its time. ‘This is how the Team INCA project started. This symbol between both the Colombian and French flags, embodies the bond of two countries that partnered to race the Vuelta de la Juventud.” Said Jean Jacques Goullieux, president of the Tea, Inca.
With four bike riders, a well structured team and the mindset of building a better future from the present, we will be facing this new challenge.
The race will be broadcasted in RCN in Colombian. We will also be covering all the action during the race in our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Follow us @Funchaves. Join us!