Date of birth
28 April 1993
Venado de Páramo (the deer of Páramo)
This year marks Jonathan’s fourth season with the team. The former road and time-trial national champion of Ecuador, Jonathan has been riding bikes since he was five-years-old. He is an optimist and tells himself positive affirmations like “I can do this” and “let’s go” when the racing gets tough. He spends the off-season at home in Tulcan, Ecuador and given that it sits at an altitude of 2,980 meters, it’s no wonder that he loves the mountains. His favorite ride takes him westward through the scenic Lagunas Verdes to Volcán Chiles near the Colombian border.
Given Jonathan’s aptitude for climbs, it should be no surprise that his first WorldTour win was atop Mt. Etna in the 2020 Giro d’Italia.
Question & answer
What is your favorite training session?
I like training in the mountains
What's your first cycling memory?
Getting my first bike when I was five.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Coffee or tea?