*Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi, September 16th 1996 in Montería, Colombia
If a stage win in the Okolo Slovenska doesn't warrant a thread I don't know what does!
Jokes aside, I'm a fan as my subtle hints may have made you guess and think this guy deserves more appreciation than just mine - if not for his sprinting ability (which is pretty great, by they way), then for his super nice character, great smile and Colombian-white teeth.
Today he celebrated his 25th birthday, and so far he won for instance stages in Pologne, Catalunya, Norway, Turkey and Benelux and races like the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro and the Grote Prijs Marcel Kint.
Ever since 2017 he was at DQS, where he started to raise people's hopes that he could become one of the big name sprinters in the peloton with his showings (despite Lefevere not being convinced by his decision making...) before he crashed badly into the barriers at the Tour de l'Eurometropole in '19 and suffered several fractures. Since then things haven't been going too perfectly for him, but recently they look better again. Next year he'll be at UAE. Let's hope Pogacar takes his lead-outs seriously!
About himself: https://www.deceuninck-quickstep.com/en/blog/3389/alvaro-hodeg-from-monteria-to-europe-via-medellin