REALLY HUMBLE BEGINNINGS. Einer Rubio’s story as a professional rider starts when his whole family is forced to move away from hometown Chíquiza, in the Boyacá department, due to the drought affecting their potato fields and keeping their stable from being properly fed. They headed towards the Colombian capital, Bogotá, where Einer, once he finished secondary school, started working in the construction industry, and saved some money to buy a bike made of iron, with which he got back to training on the road. Still a junior rider (2015 / 2016), Rubio started to make a name as one of the most promising talents in the country, which made an Italian headhunter put his eyes on him so he could earn a place in the European peloton.
BREAKTHROUGH. Einer soon achieves good results despite the adaption to the Italian language and culture taking its time -the team he rode for, Aran – Vejus, has ended up being his ‘Italian family’, with fellow countryman Brayan Malaver now riding for them-. In 2018, he won a stage of the U23 Giro d’Italia, the GP Capodarco and a stage at the Giro del Friuli -the latter, in front of no less than Tadej Pogacar-, and in 2019, Rubio got himself into the podium of the amateur Giro (2nd place).
READY TO OFFER HIS BEST LEVEL. His debut in the 2020 Giro d’Italia; a great 2021 Vuelta a Burgos -best young rider-; and, most importantly, his splendid end to the 2022 season, fighting within the best in the Italian semi-classics and coming really close to a GC podium -stayed in 3rd for many days and ended up in fifth- at Le Tour de Langkawi, as final support to eventual winner Iván Sosa, make most think 2023 could be a breakthrough season for him. The pupil of the Esteban Chaves Foundation hopes to really succeed this season, now aged 25.