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Paula Patiño

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Place: La Ceja, Antioquia
Birth: 29/03/1997
Country: COL
Height: 155 Cm
Weight: 47 Kg
Pro debut: 2019
Career path:

2017-2018: Centro Mundial de Ciclismo / Coldeportes Zenù (no UCI)

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Paula Patiño

A NEW ERA. Paula Patiño’s arrival to the Movistar Team opens new horizons for Latin America’s women’s cycling. This 21-year-old youngster from La Ceja, in the Antioquia department, has earned a place in the big leagues after becoming the biggest hopeful in her country. Her skills, combined with the significance of the team where Nairo Quintana has spent his entire WorldTour career, have attracted interest from fans and media alike in a country where cycling is slowly but surely coming back as the main sport to follow.

RELIABLE GAMBLE. Patiño has cut her teeth at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle (Switzerland), an initiative for the development of young riders in growing cycling countries. That solid preparation base is a guarantee for a signing which isn’t only exciting for the team, but also for those riders who have enjoyed less resources because of their origins. “Even in my happiest dreams I couldn’t hope of getting up to this place,” describes Paula on such an important turn of events for her career.

KNOWS HOW TO WIN. In the same month her signing with the Telefónica-backed squad was announced, Paula conquered stage two of the Vuelta a Colombia, storming to the finish line up the slope of Vélez. Her climbing abilities also allowed her to finish 4th in the GP Plumelec -where her new team-mate Jasinska took 2nd behind winner Ashleigh Moolman (CBT)- and grab 14th overall in the Tour de l’Ardèche.

 One of her mentors was Hernando Gaviria –father of renowned sprinter Fernando-, who saw an excellent prospect in the youngster who joined her brother in their training rides. “I owe professor Hernando everything I am right now – he was the one who taught me everything I know since I was 13,” explains an emotional Patiño.

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Palmares

3 Victories as professional

1st (2nd stage) Vuelta a Colombia 2018
1st Clásica de Rionegro 2018
1st (4th stage) Vuelta a Colombia 2017
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Results
2019

21 Days of Racing
1970.5 Km covered

2nd Trofeo Gobierno de La Rioja
2nd GP Ciudad de Eibar
3rd Trofeo Villa de Noja
4th Subida a Gorla
5th Campeonato Panamericano de Ruta
5th (3rd stage) Thüringen Tour
5th Trofeo Bajo Andarax
6th (6th stage) Thüringen Tour
10th Lakuntzako Emakumeen Trofeoa
14th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
18th Thüringen Tour
19th (3rd stage) Emakumeen Bira
24th (2nd stage) Thüringen Tour
27th Omloop van het Hageland
27th (5th stage) Thüringen Tour
29th (4th stage) Thüringen Tour
31th (4th stage) Emakumeen Bira
46th Emakumeen Bira
46th Le Samyn
64th (1st stage) Emakumeen Bira
77th (2nd stage) Emakumeen Bira
82th (1st stage) Thüringen Tour
92th Driedaagse Brugge - De Panne
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