3 May 1998
Hailing from Tuta, Colombia, Diego is a natural climber. In fact, his favorite place to ride is in Alto de Letras, Colombia, a grueling leg-breaker that gains 3,800 meters of elevation in 82 kilometers.
He began riding as a five-year-old and cycling has been his passion ever since. Diego’s strength turned heads when, in 2015, he won the Vuelta a Tuta despite racing on a steel frame against a more experienced and better equipped field. He later won both the Vuelta Colombia and the Vuelta Juventud in the same year.
During the racing season, Diego calls mountainous Andorra home but his heart will always belong to Colombia. His favorite part of being a bike racer is getting to meet so many people from all over the world. This is his second year in pink.
Question & answer
What is your favorite climb?
The Alto de Letras in Colombia
What's some of the best advice you've ever gotten?
Enjoy everyday like it's your last
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
To the coffee region in Colombia
Coffee or tea?
I really like Colombian coffee