FIGURING OUT THAT YOUR'E NOT A CLIMBER, COLOMBIAN HOTEL standards AND UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF MAYONNAISE FROM BJARNE RIIS. COLOMBIAN INSIGHTS FROM JAMIS-SUTTER HOME'S KYLE MURPHY.

I always ask endless questions of foreigners who visit the Colombia. The latest person to endure such a grilling is Kyle Murphy, from the Jamis-Sutter Home team. Along with his team, he competed in the last Vuelta a Colombia, and he was kind enough to share his insights into the race, Colombian cyclists, local food and the value of mayonnaise. ▶


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REGIONS THAT HAVE SHAPED COLOMBIAN CYCLING: BOYACÁ

An unusual amount of Colombia's professional cyclists come from this high plain northeast of Bogota. Why is that? What makes this place to special in regards to cycling? 

 

To worship at the altar of martyrdom

Through its tumultuous past, and its extreme interpretation of Catholic iconography Colombians developed an insatiable taste for martyrdom and spectacle

Choosing to forego revenge

An interview with Rigoberto Uran in which he discusses the difficult and painful path that led him to cycling, including his father's assassination while out on a Sunday morning training ride in his native Urrao 

HE trafficked arms, smuggled emeralds and threatened to break Laurent Fignon's jaw

Jose Beyaert, the first Olympic road champion, lived a life as full and amazing as the place where he chose to live it.


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