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60th Vuelta a Colombia 2010 Milestone - Aug 1st - 15th

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Escarabajo said:
There was no hurry for Sevilla. He got married to a Colombian girl and now lives happily near Medellin. Pretty much he can ride around America all he wants as long as the race is not Pro-Tour sanctioned. I am not sure about the Continental level.

he can ride pro tour, everywhere, last year he was 2nd behind valverde in spanish championships he destroyed all except valverde who outsprinted him. he has been racing in spain for the past 3 years with rock racing and relax with a lot of success but he's now married in colombia and makes a good living. there's no real hurry to come back although I hope his team will go to europe next year.
 
Sevilla can ride wherever he pleases so long as a team able to ride at that level will take him. Orgullo Paísa can only do .2 races and below, so that's all he does with them, but he rode .HCs and .1s with Rock - he did California, Castilla y León, Alentejo, Madrid and Asturias with them in '09, and the American calendar +Qinghai and Britain in '08. That was when he was 2nd in the national championships too; in his first post-Puerto year he was at Relax-GAM, and did a lot of races then; with Comunitat Valenciana, Castilla y León, Murcia, País Vasco, Asturias, Catalunya, Euskal Bizikleta, Route du Sud (which he won), Austria and the Volta a Portugal, it was as busy a calendar as anybody's.

So yes, he's been blacklisted, but it was more going to Rock that made him suffer in Europe; if somebody wants him and he wants to go there, then I don't see why he wouldn't, but for the moment he's happy riding at a lower level (of UCI races, if not of cycling)
 
I'd like to express my gratitude to the fellows/compatriots of this threat here for the magnificent coverage and work to keep us informed of the Vuelta a Colombia.
Sergio Henao is the rightful winner & a promising rider with better & fruitful years ahead.
cheers y Gracias de nuevo
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Sevilla can ride wherever he pleases so long as a team able to ride at that level will take him. Orgullo Paísa can only do .2 races and below, so that's all he does with them, but he rode .HCs and .1s with Rock - he did California, Castilla y León, Alentejo, Madrid and Asturias with them in '09, and the American calendar +Qinghai and Britain in '08. That was when he was 2nd in the national championships too; in his first post-Puerto year he was at Relax-GAM, and did a lot of races then; with Comunitat Valenciana, Castilla y León, Murcia, País Vasco, Asturias, Catalunya, Euskal Bizikleta, Route du Sud (which he won), Austria and the Volta a Portugal, it was as busy a calendar as anybody's.

So yes, he's been blacklisted, but it was more going to Rock that made him suffer in Europe; if somebody wants him and he wants to go there, then I don't see why he wouldn't, but for the moment he's happy riding at a lower level (of UCI races, if not of cycling)

2 races or below?? what do you mean?? you do know colombia has a full racing calendar from february till october with like 20 stageraces sevilla has done a number of them with nectar cundinamarca including valle, cundinamarca and few more this year
 
UCI status .2, Ryo. I do know that Colombia has a full racing calendar. As in, unlike EPM-UNE and Colombia es Pasión, Orgullo Paísa don't have UCI Continental Status, so cannot participate in .1 or .HC races, hence unless he rides as a guest for somebody else or on a national team, Sevilla cannot ride in races above .2 status.
 
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you said orgullo paisa ride only 2 races or below so that's all he does with them which is not true as seilla races the others as well only they are not in uci but he's still occupied then
 

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Ryo Hazuki said:
you said orgullo paisa ride only 2 races or below so that's all he does with them which is not true as seilla races the others as well only they are not in uci but he's still occupied then

No he did not, he stated .2, as in Cat .2 or lower
 
again it's .2, not 2. My post clearly defines ".2", not "2". Races that are not UCI-classified are 'beneath' .2 status (I use inverted commas because UCI status is not really relevant to actual prestige or difficulty, the 2.2 Vuelta a Colombia is an infinitely tougher and harder-fought race than the Eneco Tour, and the Clásico RCN isn't even categorised last I remember). But Orgullo Paísa cannot race in races categorised by the UCI as above .2 status, hence he's riding in "only .2 races or below". That doesn't mean he's not busy, nor that the many races he is doing on the Colombian domestic calendar aren't of any value or challenge - they are. It just means that, as long as he's racing for Orgullo Paísa, we won't see anything of him in any race with a higher UCI status than the Vuelta a Colombia.
 

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