No, not the drink. We're talking about the team with the best kit in the peloton here. With the – gracias a Dios – disappearance of Team Colombia several years ago they are, and likely will be for a while, Colombia’s sole team with a PCT-license. Manzana Postobon is an interesting team to keep an eye on, hence why they’re my faves. With Luis Saldarriaga, the man behind Quintana, Chaves, Henao, Duarte, Atapuma, Pantano and many, many others, running the show they’ll be good.
Their PCT-license allows them to get a pretty nice calendar throughout the year. They will kick off their season in a week or two in the Algarve and even managed to get a wildcard for Catalunya. Of course, they will be looking for much more in the future, a wildcard for the Vuelta for instance.
With Manzana starting in all these big races, we will see the very first glimpses or all their talent setting their first (serious) steps in Europe. Hernan Aguirre for one is a rider to keep an eye on. I’ve always believed in him, despite bad results. It’s no question however the talent is certainly there. Jhojan Garcia is very interesting as well. He is the most recent winner of the Vuelta del Porvenir, as well as a winner of the Vuelta del Futuro. Sebastian Molano is their main guy for the sprints. He’s pretty quick and already managed to grab a win in Madrid just last year. Not a big fan of their foreign signings however, but can't win them all.
15.02 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta
22.02 Le Tour de Langkawi
22.02 Volta ao Alentejo
20.03 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
01.04 Gran Premio Miguel Indurain
02.04 Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja
09.04 Klasika Primavera de Amorebieta
17.04 Tour of the Alps
18.04 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
14.06 Tour de Costa Rica