The Colombian Cycling Federation and its Technical Commission defined the three cyclists who will represent the country in road cycling at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

After the evaluation carried out by the Commission, the chosen cyclists were: Paula Patiño, who will compete in the long-distance race in what will be her second Olympic experience, after Tokyo 2020; Daniel Felipe Martínez, who will be competing in the time trial and in the long-distance, and Egan Bernal, who will also be in the long-distance race.

The criteria taken into account for the selection of Paula, Daniel and Egan were related, among others, to the technical analysis of the UCI ranking in the last two years, prior to Paris 2024; the participations in the major races of the World Tour circuit in both branches in the 2023 and 2024 seasons; the results obtained in the elite National Road Championships in the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 seasons, and the technical analysis of the routes on which the competitions will take place in the French capital.

Paula Patiño, who belongs to the Spanish Movistar Team, and who has just won the National Road Championship title this season, competed in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, where she placed 22nd in the event, this being the best Olympic performance in women’s road race for our country in history.

Meanwhile, for Daniel Felipe Martínez, recent runner-up of the Giro d’Italia and current national champion in the time trial, and for Egan Bernal, champion of the Tour de France in 2019 and the Giro d’Italia in 2021, it will be their first Olympic experience.

Source: Federación Colombiana de Ciclismo