The Tour Colombia will return to the UCI calendar in 2024. The race, which saw some of the world's top cyclists take on Colombian roads in 2018 and 2020, had been suspended in 2021 due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, thanks to the Colombian Cycling Federation and the influence of some private companies, the Tour Colombia is preparing to regain its place on the international scene. Local cyclists such as Egan Bernal, Sergio Higuita, Daniel Martínez, Rigoberto Urán and international figures such as Chris Froome, Julian Alaphilippe and Richard Carapaz have raced this event in the past.
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“After a series of discussions and mutual commitments in favor of Colombian sport, the Ministry of Sports has agreed to provide support to the Colombian cycling federation to organize the fourth edition of the round," the cycling association said in a press release.
Past winners of the race include, Egan Bernal who won the very first edition five years ago. In 2019, the overall victory went to his compatriot Miguel Ángel López and in 2020 it was Sergio Higuita proved to be the best in the final classification.
Nairo Quintana's not the only Colombian comeback news today, the "Tour Colombia 2.1" stage race is back as well, via @PellaudSimon . It's on the UCI calendar already (6-11 February), now looks like things in place locally too https://t.co/VX2kh7DqXy— the Inner Ring (@inrng) October 28, 2023