Two years as Under 23, both in the feeder team of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, have been enough to convince the staff of the green squad of the capacities and abilities of Juan Fernando Calle (Colombia, 1999), a very complete rider that has exploded in 2019 achieving six important triumphs. This performance worths a ticket to the professional field.
The young South American cyclist has stood out both for his level in the mountains and for an excellent speed in the final meters that has helped him to achieve several of his successes. Calle started the year winning the always demanding Subida a Gorla, achieving in Lazkao his second success of the season.
Later he had an important role in Bidasoa, reaching the triumph in the KOM, connecting victories in Aretxabaleta, Llodio, the GC of the Euskal Bailarak and Oñate in the last month of competition. Furthermore, he has participated with the Colombian U23 national team in the Giro d’Italia and in the recent UCI World Championship held in Yorkshire (United Kingdom).
Juan Fernando Calle: It feels very nice to know that next season I will be professional and that I will be able to be in some races competing with many of the riders who once I watched on TV. My balance of 2019 is quite well, since I have been able to get some beautiful victories that have helped me to take this important step. For the next season I want to learn a lot about professional cycling, to grow learning from other riders and I also would like to being in some races ahead trying to fight for a stage.