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Why are Colombian riders dominating the Giro d’Italia?

Gregor Brown
May 30, 2014

The Giro is looking more di Colombia than d’Italia. Julian Arredondo won the stage to Panarotta yesterday while fellow Colombian, Nairo Quintana continues to lead towards the finish in Trieste.

“Why are the Colombians on top? The government took an interest and backed the sport,” Arredondo said. “There’s been a structure put in place, now youngsters are coming through and they’ll be great riders with the opportunity to do what we’re doing in the Giro.”

Arredondo wore blue yesterday instead of his black team Trek jersey. He took the mountain classification top on stage eight. He escaped with a group of 14 cyclists. It went so well, he thought that he would also try to win the stage above Levico Terme to Panarotta.

“My main goal was a stage win,” the five-foot-five cyclist said. “I was in breaks in the first week, but without luck. I was able to get the blue je…