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Sergio Higuita discussion thread



Been following him for a while and recent results are a good reason to start a thread about him. We're only two months into this season, but Higuita has been one of the revelations without a doubt. He was supposed to ride with EF Education this season, but some sort of loan construction sees him with Euskadi for at least the first seven months of this year. According to Higuita himself, he was the one who suggested this, and it's save to say the move has paid off.

His progression didn't come out of the blue, as he has been making strides for a while. As an 18 year old, he finished 12th in the highly rated Valle d'Aosta while working for his leaders Hernan Aguirre and Aldemar Reyes. Not too bad. However, especially the latter part of last season is where he saw a rise in his results. Finishing 5th in the Vuelta a Colombia (not exactly a race for kids), and winning a stage in the process, as can be seen in the picture above. This season has been a continuation of his progression, and now he's showing it in Europe as well.

Discuss.
 
When the news about him joining EF reached the forum, I checked his results on procyclingstats. There was some promise but nothing extraordinary. I certainly didn't expect him to reach such a good level so soon against this kind of opposition. And that consistency! He was in the mix in every hilly/mountainous stage/race he rode this year so far.
 
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Anderis said:
When the news about him joining EF reached the forum, I checked his results on procyclingstats. There was some promise but nothing extraordinary. I certainly didn't expect him to reach such a good level so soon against this kind of opposition. And that consistency! He was in the mix in every hilly/mountainous stage/race he rode this year so far.
What did it end with about that? Fake news? Joining later?
 
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RedheadDane said:
Anderis said:
When the news about him joining EF reached the forum, I checked his results on procyclingstats. There was some promise but nothing extraordinary. I certainly didn't expect him to reach such a good level so soon against this kind of opposition. And that consistency! He was in the mix in every hilly/mountainous stage/race he rode this year so far.
What did it end with about that? Fake news? Joining later?
It’s certainly not fake news. He is going to EF, only question is when. From what I’ve understood it’s likely he will ride the Vuelta with them.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
So, he transfers to EF in May, but I assume the Giro isn't in the cards still? Would make more sense to do the spanish calendar in April/May and do the Vuelta later, if any GT at all.
I think that was the initial plan, Spanish races with Euskadi and then move to EF later in the season. But he now debuts on the WT in May as you say, but no Giro. I read on the forum he is slated to do Tour of Cali as his first race with EF.
 
What a Grand Tour debut. Were it not for an unlucky formation of the front group, he could have won his very first Grand Tour stage and taken the leader's jersey.

He really looked very fast in the finish and he also looked to be one of the best on the climb. It's hard not to be reminded of a young Valverde.
 

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