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Latino and Spanish Riders Competing in the Tour de France this Year

latinos en el Tour de France 2022
Colombia's Rigoberto Uran competes during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 30.8 kilometers (19.1 miles) with start in Libourne and finish in Saint-Emilion, France, Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Everything is ready for the 2022 edition of the Tour de France. Here, we will tell you all the details you should know about the Latin American runners who will participate. All of the Latino/Spanish Cyclists Competing in the 2022 Tour de France

Daniel Felipe Martinez (INEOS Grenadiers)

Spanish Tour de France Riders 2022

Daniel Martinez is the first of the Latinos in the Tour de France 2022. In 2018, he joined the Education First (EF) team, where he remained until 2020. In this team, he got the seventh position in the general classification in the Volta a Cataluña. Additionally, he raced both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in 2019.

He then joined INEOS Grenadiers, with whom he won his first Tour stage in 2020. In 2022, he finished third in Paris-Nice, won the Tour of the Basque Country and took first place in the Colombian time trial championship, which makes him a great option for the Tour.

Rigoberto Urán (Education First)

Spanish Tour de France Riders 2022

On the second place, Rigoberto is known for being one of the Latinos in the Tour de France 2022 who has reached the highest in the general classification of the French race. In 2017, he won stage nine and came in second, just 44 seconds behind winner Chris Froome.

In 2021, Rigoberto finished tenth overall in the Tour and in 2022 in the same position in the Tour of the Basque Country. He is expected to be one of the Latinos in the 2022 Tour de France who will stand out the most and reach the top positions.

Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic)

Spanish Tour de France Riders 2022

Nairo Quintana is chasing his yellow dream, as he has named it. Also known as Nairoman or El Condor de Los Andes, this rider from Boyaca has won three Tour categories (one mountain and two young rider) and three individual stages in 2013, 2018 and 2019. In addition, in 2019 he placed 8th overall and in 2016 he took third place on the podium.

Of course, we are looking forward to this being the year he fulfills his yellow dream. For the time being, Nairo announced that he is already on his way to the Tour:

Even if there is greater Latin American engagement in baseball, the inclusion of Latinos in the 2022 Tour de France will undoubtedly inspire it to grow over time. For now, we can only support the three Colombians who are in the teams that have qualified for the Tour.


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