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Portrait ofJuan Diego Alba
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Juan Diego Alba

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Place: Tuta, Boyacá
Birth: 11/09/1997
Country: COL
Height: 173 Cm
Weight: 59 Kg
Pro debut: 2018
Career path:

2018-2019: Coldeportes Zenù

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Juan Diego Alba

FULL OF SACRIFICES. A son of Anselmo and Yolanda, workers at the potato fields and, in his mother’s case, an avid cyclist, Juan Diego Alba is one of countless examples of riders who had to take on triple duties as young men, combining the school, the work alongside their families at home and training on the bike to earn a future together. From the Escuela de Ciclismo de Tuta, his hometown, Juan Diego went on to local team Boyacá es para Vivirla, and then, to remarkable international performances which have earned him a well-deserved place in the ‘big leagues’.

‘UN GRANDE GIRO’. In the mountains, at heights similar to the 2,600 meters above sea level where he lives at home, Juan Diego forged his biggest week as a rider within the world’s top under-23 contenders: the Giro, which he finished in 3rd overall behind Camilo Ardila and now-teammate Einer Rubio. He added a big stage win to that, in a place that gives goosebumps to cycling fans by just whispering its name: Aprica.

A FACTORY OF TALENTS. Alba comes from team Coldeportes Zenù, the same squad featuring another Blue talent from Colombia: Paula Patiño, who raced for them while part of the World Cycling Centre. Also from that team have rose to the WorldTour in recent years names like Álvaro Hodeg, Nelson Soto and Cristian Muñoz. Looking forward to progress in terrains both suiting him and needing an improvement, Juan Diego will look as a Blue to progress as an elite competitor.

 Juan Diego could have well ended out of professional cycling should he have chosen to focus on his other great love, even more so than sports: dancing. It was only because of advise by his parents and his trainer, Ricardo Mesa, about specialising on just one task that he chose to continue with bike racing, and didn’t keep on chasing a career as a skilled dancer – which he still is.

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Palmares

1 Victories as professional

1st (6th stage) Giro d'Italia U23 2019
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Results
2020

7 Days of Racing
878.5 Km covered

24th Tour Colombia
25th (4th stage) Tour Colombia
25th (5th stage) Tour Colombia
30th (2nd stage) Tour Colombia
31th (6th stage) Tour Colombia
35th (3rd stage) Tour Colombia