One step better!!
With a top-15 from Nico Gómez and the chasuble 10 in the team classification we say goodbye to the Vuelta del Porvenir 2021. We lived five days of emotions!! Congratulations to the team for their dedication and desire to grow.
It all started in Sopó. From there he participated in the first stage of the most important youth race in Colombian cycling. In total, five stages were run, including the time trial in Somondoco and the circuit in Sogamoso, which put an end to the competition.
Boyacá was the epicenter of this event organized by the Colombian Cycling Federation. We participated with five cyclists in training who went from less to more in their performance, a reflection of the manifest intention to improve stage after stage and to surpass themselves.
In addition to seeing the dream of these young riders come true, in line with our slogan #LosSueñosSeCumplen, and the valuable lessons that are learned only by competing, the most important sporting results were the 15th place overall by Nicolás Gómez, who also finished ninth in the third stage from Machetá to Tunja.
Montaña and Gómez completed a very good time trial finishing in box 26 and 27 respectively. Dani Zorro was ranked 12th in the fourth stage from Villa de Leyva to Santa Rosa de Viterbo. Also, in the team classification, we were 10th out of 32.
The support staff that accompanied these cyclists was made up of Jairo Chaves, general director of FUN Chaves, Wilson Sandoval, sports director and coach of the youth category, Paula Álvarez, (physiotherapist), Gelvis Santamaría (mechanic) Alexander Palacios (assistant of mechanics) and Camilo Fuentes (logistics coordinator).
🗨️ Wilson Sandoval: «It was a race with a lot of mountains. Although the first stage did not go very well, the riders were improving day by day. It’s a positive balance. The projection of these athletes is great».
🗨️ Nicolás Gómez (Villapinzón, 17 years old): “I am very happy with the result. I am happy for the sensations that accompanied me in this race. I want to thank the staff and my teammates, because thanks to them they gave me the motivation to fight every day”.
🗨️ Víctor Contreras (Villapinzón; 18 years old): “It was a demanding lap. Although I did not achieve the best results, I felt better and better as I competed and ended up feeling good. Thanks to everyone who makes up this beautiful team, thanks to the foundation for accompanying us in our dreams».
🗨️ Erik Santiago Acosta (18 years old, Bogotá): “This round leaves me many things to learn: to work as a team, to be humble, to never lose heart. We gave everything to be ready and raise these colors”.
🗨️ Marco David Montaña (Villavicencio, 17 years old): “The balance is very positive. The rest of the days we took off, we were on the run, marking. I am happy with the work we did all year long”.
🗨️ Daniel Zorro (Bogotá, 17 years old): “I am very happy to have finished this lap and for Nico’s result. It was a tough race and one that marks the process for us. Thanks to all the staff for all the support”.
For Gómez, Acosta and Contreras this was the last competition in the youth sphere. In 2022 they will jump to the sub-23 category.
Many thanks to all the allied brands that believe in this sports development project: Going Nutrition, Bioracer, 14 OCHOMILES, Tempo Cycling and Shimano and Yajá Arepas de Origen.
What a beautiful experience we have felt in the 37th edition of the Vuelta del Porvenir. An opportunity to continue growing and evolving. Because … the best is yet to come!
Next stop, the Vuelta del Futuro with the junior category. See you soon!!
📷 Anderson Bonilla