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Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (born 15 January 1988) is a Colombian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Cofidis.[2]

Darwin Atapuma
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Atapuma at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full nameJhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado
NicknameEl Puma
Born (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 31)
Túquerres, Nariño, Colombia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb; 9 st 4 lb)
Team information
Current teamCofidis
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing Specialist
Professional team(s)
2009–2011Colombia es Pasión–Coldeportes
2012–2013Colombia–Coldeportes
2014–2016BMC Racing Team[1]
2017–2018UAE Abu Dhabi
2019–Cofidis
Major wins
Single-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2008)

After two seasons with Colombia,[3] Atapuma left the team at the end of the 2013 season and joined the BMC Racing Team for 2014.[1] In 2015, he finished 16th in the Giro d'Italia and 56th in the Vuelta a España.[4] In the 2016 Vuelta a España, he held the red jersey after a second-place finish in Stage 4.[5] In September 2016 Atapuma announced that he would join UAE Abu Dhabi on a two-year deal from 2017.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2007
6th Overall Vuelta al Ecuador
1st Stages 2 & 8
2008
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
2009
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
2010
6th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
8th Overall Trofeu Cidade da Guarda
9th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2011
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2012
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
8th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Stage 4
9th Overall Volta a Portugal
10th Overall Vuelta a Colombia
10th Overall Giro di Padania
2013
1st Stage 6 Tour de Pologne
6th Overall Tour of Slovenia
6th Overall Tour of Turkey
2014
9th Overall Tour de San Luis
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
7th Overall Volta a Catalunya
2016
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse
4th Overall Tour of Utah
9th Overall Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Held   &   after Stages 4–7
2017
4th Road race, National Road Championships
  Combativity award Stage 18 Tour de France
2019
10th Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 16 9 61
  Tour de France DNF 41 69
  Vuelta a España 56 32 20 61
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Darwin Atapuma signs for BMC as American team buy into Colombian climbing revolution". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ Bonnefoy, François (29 November 2018). "Route - L'effectif de l'équipe Cofidis pour la saison 2019" [Road - The Cofidis squad for the 2019 season]. Cyclism'Actu (in French). Swar Agency. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Atapuma makes his mark on Tour of Poland's first stage". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. ^ "LaVuelta.com". LaVuelta.com. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 Vuelta a España, stage 4 | VeloNews.com". Retrieved 2016-08-23.
  6. ^ "Atapuma leaves BMC to join Project TJ Sport in 2017 - News Shorts". cyclingnews.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.

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