3 May 1998
Hailing from Tuta, in the high mountains of rural Colombia, Diego Camargo is a natural climber. His favorite place to ride is in Alto de Letras, Colombia, a grueling road that gains 3,800 meters of elevation in 82 kilometers.
Diego began riding as a five-year-old and cycling has been his passion ever since. He has dreamed of racing Europe’s grand tours ever since he was a kid. 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. He has finished both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España and is always eager to do his work for the team and attack.
This is his third 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 every day 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