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So where are the Colombians in the Protour?

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Quinan said:
I read in the forum that Café de Colombia has a budget of 6 millions of euros. And it is not truth. Teams as Loteria de Boyacá, when travelled to Europe in 2009, has a budget of 800.000 (they told in the Spanish newspaper) and they always said that Café de Colombia has more budget than them because it is the team of the Government and has the most high budget in all Colombia, buth never more than 1.200.000 euros.

they have 6 million next year. they even announced it somewhere back it's on revista.
 
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uran is still only 23, he's from 1987, so young and this vuelta could mean a true breakthrough

what is most amazing is he broke his collarbone exatcly 5 weeks ago!!
 
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uran is still only 23, he's from 1987, so young and this vuelta could mean a true breakthrough

what is most amazing is he broke his collarbone exatcly 5 weeks ago!!

Generally you can get an operation and have a plate put in and you are back on the wind trainer in less then 7 day's time. Armstrong was riding a few days after his operation for his broken collarbone last year.

But in saying that, I'm yet to (thankfully) have that experience.
 
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yeah but he couldn't train for 2 weeks as they reported on revista mundo when uran started training again. appearantly this whole season he had one big goal and that was this vuelta so it was a huge hickup for him to happen. but I'm glad he's showing his good form already and that the tream trusted him to be strong :)
 

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Right here!

ON LINE 11ª etapa Vuelta: Igor Antón se consagra, etapa y líder. TOP 7.
Etapa 11:

Etapa 11:
1. Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
2. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) a 3
3. Xavier Tondo (Cervélo) a 10
4. David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne) a 16
5. Rigoberto Urán (Caisse d'Epargne) m.t.
6. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) a 23
7. Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank)

General:
1 71 ANTON, Igor EUS 47h 37' 15''
2 126 NIBALI, Vincenzo LIQ + 45''
3 9 TONDO, Xavier CTT + 1' 04''
4 181 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin KAT + 1' 17''
5 211 MOSQUERA, Ezequiel XAC + 1' 29''
6 57 PLAZA, Ruben GCE + 2' 07''
7 59 URAN, Rigoberto GCE + 2' 14''
8 11 ROCHE, Nicholas ALM + 2' 30''
9 209 SCHLECK, Frank SAX + 2' 30''
10 179 VELITS, Peter THR + 2' 37''
11 101 DANIELSON, Thomas GRM + 2' 53''
12 8 SASTRE, Carlos CTT + 3' 03''
13 186 KARPETS, Vladimir KAT + 3' 16''
14 177 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay THR + 3' 27''
15 58 SÁNCHEZ, Luis León GCE + 3' 40''


Think he will eclipse GC top 10 after this result ... oeps it's on > There you go !
 
I see more Colombians coming to the ProTour.

Now Unzue will create a Movistar Continental team in Colombia as a source of young talent for his ProTour team:

[El compromiso de la multinacional española es para un mínimo de tres años “aunque se confía en un compromiso a largo plazo”, según Abril. El directivo de Telefónica añadió que “se empezará sin demasiada presión para ir adquiriendo aspiraciones a medio plazo”. 25 corredores formarán parte de Movistar, que se centrará en el calendario español y en las pruebas internacionales más destacadas. Además, se contempla la creación de un equipo filial que garantice la presencia de Movistar en las carreras de América Latina y que “lo más lógico es que tuviera la sede en Colombia”, además de servir de cantera de talentos, de acuerdo a las palabras de Eusebio Unzué.

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8056&Itemid=74

So Movistar will now be a team for development of young talent in Colombia.