Portrait ofPaula Patiño
Place: La Ceja, Antioquia
Birth: 29/03/1997
Country: COL
Height: 155 Cm
Weight: 47 Kg
Pro debut: 2019
Years in team: 3
Career path:

2019-21: Movistar Team

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Paula Patiño

The great Latin American talent

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS. Paula Patiño’s presence in the Movistar Team opens new horizons for Latin America’s women’s cycling. This 24-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 climbing skills and vast margin for progression in all terrains certainly make her one to follow.

A ‘GRANDE GIRO’ IN 2020. Her career so far, when it comes to individual merit, is inevitably linked to a sensational performance as Movistar Team leader in the 2020 Giro Rosa. She finished 8th overall after nine days of big efforts crowned with a long-range attack, a break almost from the bang, which got her into the upper end of the standings. Even if 2021 was less brilliant for her, his role turning towards more of a supporting one, she still had the chance to compete at her first Olympic Games -scoring a notable 22nd in the Tokyo road race- and take 2nd in the Colombian road race championships.

RELIABLE GAMBLE. Brought into competitive cycling at the age of 13 by Hernando Gaviria -father of Fernando- in La Ceja, Antioquia, Paula later 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 was a guarantee for a signing him at only the second year of existence of the Movistar Team in the women’s peloton. “Even in my happiest dreams I couldn’t hope of getting up to this place,” described Paula in 2018, maybe not knowing he would wear the jersey for a good chunk of her life -has a contract through the end of 2023-.

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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
2021

32 Days of Racing
3189.1 Km covered

2nd Colombian RR Championships
7th Colombian ITT Championships
15th (2nd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
17th (1st stage) Setmana Valenciana
20th Tour de l'Ardèche
21th GP Morbihan
21th (5th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
22th (1st stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
22th Olympic Games
23th Setmana Valenciana
24th (7th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
26th (4th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
30th (3rd stage) Setmana Valenciana
30th (4th stage) Setmana Valenciana
33th GP Ciudad de Eibar
35th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
37th (2nd stage) La Vuelta Challenge
37th (3rd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
37th Vuelta a Burgos
39th (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
43th La Vuelta Challenge
43th (4th stage) La Vuelta Challenge
44th La Classique Morbihan
46th (2nd stage) Setmana Valenciana
48th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
49th (6th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
50th (3rd stage) La Vuelta Challenge
52th Flèche Wallonne
54th (1st stage) Vuelta a Burgos
61th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
64th (1st stage) La Vuelta Challenge
69th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
71th Amstel Gold Race