Darwin Atapuma signs for BMC as American team buy into Colombian climbing revolution

Last Updated: 04/09/13 2:22pm

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Darwin Atapuma is a Colombian climbing expert

Darwin Atapuma is a Colombian climbing expert

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BMC Racing have bought into cycling's Colombian climbing revolution by signing Darwin Atapuma for the 2014 season.

The 25-year-old Team Colombia rider has impressed over the past two years by winning summit finishes at the Giro del Trentino in 2012 and Tour de Pologne last month.

He will now join fellow Colombian climbing experts such as Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Carlos Bentacur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Team Sky pair Rigoberto Uran and Sergio Henao in riding for UCI WorldTour teams.

BMC general manager Jim Ochowicz said: "We are happy to welcome Darwin to the team for 2014. He has shown on several occasions at ProTour races this year his skills in the mountains.

"He will be a great asset to the BMC Racing Team in the Grand Tours and other stage races."

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