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: 1
Career path:

2019: Movistar Team

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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 22-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.

SURPRISING THE WORLD. Her palmarès in 2019 was fantastic, very difficult to improve in a first year of WorldTour racing. Second best youngster overall in the Giro Rosa; 5th and 6th in two stages of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour; 20th in the Yorkshire Worlds road race; and podium finisher in the Spanish races of Eibar (2nd), La Rioja (2nd), Estella (3rd) and Noja (3rd). Always willing to learn and work hard, and performing well at the toughest courses – she will be one of the greats.

RELIABLE GAMBLE. Patiño 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,” described Paula on such an important turn of events for her career.

 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
2020

20 Days of Racing
2148.04 Km covered

5th (2nd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
8th Giro Rosa
9th (1st stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
9th (3rd stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
10th (9th stage) Giro Rosa
11th Colombian RR Championship
13th (4th stage) Tour de l'Ardèche
14th (3rd stage) Giro Rosa
15th (7th stage) Giro Rosa
16th (8th stage) Giro Rosa
17th (2nd stage) Giro Rosa
23th (4th stage) Giro Rosa
31th (6th stage) Giro Rosa
32th (5th stage) Giro Rosa
41th Flèche Wallonne
47th La Course
50th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
55th World Championships
76th Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria