Team Manzana Postobón

Team Manzana Postobón (UCI team code: MZN) was a Continental cycling team based in Colombia that participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. The team was founded in 2006, becoming a Continental team in 2007. It became a Professional Continental team in 2011 as Colombia es Pasión-Café de Colombia, however with the set up of the European based Colombia-Coldeportes outfit the team went back to Continental level.

Team Manzana Postobón
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Team information
UCI codeMZN
RegisteredColombia
Founded2006 (2006)
Disbanded2019
DisciplineRoad
StatusNational (2006)
UCI Continental (2007–2014)
National (2015)
UCI Continental (2016)
UCI Professional Continental (2017–2019)
BicyclesGios
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Luis Fernando Saldarriaga
Team name history
2006
2007
2008–2009
2010
2011–2012
2012–2014
2015–2019
Colombia es Pasión
Colombia es Pasión Team
Colombia es Pasión Coldeportes
Café de Colombia-Colombia es Pasión
Colombia es Pasión-Café de Colombia
4-72 Colombia
Team Manzana Postobón

In 2016 the team had quality to finally jump up to the Pro Continental level for 2017, the first Colombian professional team in that level since Team Colombia cycling team in 2015.[1]

On May 25, 2019, the team announced that it would fold with immediate effect after two doping cases had been announced.[2]

DopingEdit

In April 2019 the team terminated Wilmar Paredes’ contract after the UCI announced that he had tested positive for EPO.[3]

In May 2019 Juan José Amador notified of an adverse analytical finding for the banned steroid, Boldenone an out-of-competition control held on 22 October 2018. According to UCI anti-doping regulation 7.12.1, the team will now be suspended for a period of between 15 and 45 days, to be decided by the UCI Disciplinary Commission, due to the team registering a second adverse analytical finding within a 12-month period.[4]

Final team rosterEdit

As of 20 January 2019.[5]
Rider Date of birth
  Juan José Amador (COL) (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 21)
  Luis Carlos Chía (COL) (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 23)
  Jhojan García (COL) (1998-01-10) 10 January 1998 (age 22)
  Bryan Gómez (COL) (1994-11-19) 19 November 1994 (age 25)
  Daniel Jaramillo (COL) (1991-01-15) 15 January 1991 (age 29)
  Omar Mendoza (COL) (1989-11-25) 25 November 1989 (age 30)
  Diego Ochoa (COL) (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 26)
  Juan Felipe Osorio (COL) (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 (age 25)
Rider Date of birth
  Wilmar Paredes (COL) (1996-04-27) 27 April 1996 (age 23)
  Jordan Parra (COL) (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 25)
  Carlos Quintero (COL) (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 34)
  Jhonatan Restrepo (COL) (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 25)
  Aldemar Reyes (COL) (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 24)
  Nicolás Sáenz (COL) (1997-08-07) 7 August 1997 (age 22)
  Yecid Sierra (COL) (1994-08-16) 16 August 1994 (age 25)
  Bernardo Suaza (COL) (1992-11-28) 28 November 1992 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

 
Team Manzana Postobón, winner of the 55th Presidential Tour of Turkey 2019.
2007
Stage 5 Ronde de l'Isard, Oscar Sanchez
  Overall Clasico Ciclistico Banfoandes, Sergio Luis Henao
Stage 4 & 6, Sergio Luis Henao
Stage 3 Vuelta a Guatemala, Jairo Salas
2008
Stage 6 Vuelta a Colombia, Rafael Montiel
Stage 12 Vuelta a Colombia, Wilson Marentes
Stage 4 Vuelta a Guatemala, Jesus Castaño
Stage 5 Vuelta a Guatemala, Jeffry Romero
2009
  Overall Cinturón a Mallorca, Sergio Luis Henao
Stage 4, Sergio Luis Henao
Stage 3 Vuelta a Colombia, Fabio Duarte
  Overall Tour des Pyrénées, Fabio Duarte
Stage 2 Fabio Duarte
2010
Stage 4 Vuelta a Asturias, Fabio Duarte
  Overall Circuito Montañés, Fabio Duarte
Stage 4, Fabio Duarte
Stage 5 & 12 Vuelta a Colombia, Fabio Duarte
Stage 6 Vuelta a Colombia, Luis Felipe Laverde
2011
Stage 7 Vuelta a Colombia, Jarlinson Pantano
2013
  Overall Ronde de l'Isard, Juan Ernesto Chamorro
Stage 3, Heiner Parra
Stage 4 Vuelta al Sur de Bolivia, Camilo Suárez
Stage 5 Vuelta al Sur de Bolivia, Edson Calderón
2014
  Overall Vuelta Mexico Telmex, Juan Pablo Villegas
Stages 1, 4 & 5 (ITT), Juan Pablo Villegas
Stage 3, Diego Ochoa
  Colombia National U23 Road Race Championships, Diego Ochoa
  Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta, Bernardo Suaza
Prologue, Diego Ochoa
2016
Stage 1 Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stage 4 Vuelta a Colombia, Juan Sebastián Molano
2017
Stages 3 & 5 Volta ao Alentejo, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stage 2 Vuelta a Colombia, Wilmar Paredes
Stage 12 Vuelta a Colombia, Juan Pablo Villegas
2018
Pan American Cycling Championships Road Race, Juan Sebastian Molano
  Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake, Hernán Aguirre
Stages 4 & 6, Hernán Aguirre
Stage 2 & 3 Tour of Xingtai, Juan Sebastián Molano
  Overall Tour of China I, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stage 2, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stage 1 Tour of China II, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stages 1 & 2 Tour of Taihu Lake, Juan Sebastián Molano
Stages 6 Tour of Taihu Lake, Jordan Parra
2019
Stage 1 Tour de Taiwan, Bryan Gómez
Stage 1 Vuelta a Asturias, Carlos Quintero

National championsEdit

2014
  Colombian U23 Road Race Championship, Diego Ochoa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/colombia-coldeportes-team-forced-to-fold/
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/manzana-postobon-fold-with-immediate-effect-after-doping-cases/#disqus_thread
  3. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/manzana-postobon-cut-ties-with-paredes-after-epo-positive/
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/juan-jos-amador-refuses-to-accept-positive-test-as-manzana-postobon-stick-by-rider/
  5. ^ "Los 50 colombianos en la élite del ciclismo mundial en 2019" [The 50 Colombians in the elite of world cycling in 2019]. El Espectador (in Spanish). Fidel Cano Correa, Grupo Valorem S.A. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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