Hometown: Tuquerres (Colombia)
Date of birth: 15/01/1988
This is the story of a boy from a tough background who managed to soar to amazing heights in bicycle races. Darwin’s evolution has taken him from humble cycling roots to competing against the World’s elite.
|Debut on bike||1999|
|Tour de France||2|
|Vuelta a Espana||3|
|World Tour ranking position||218|
|World Tour ranking points||40|
Atapuma started riding at the age of 11, inspired by his brother Remigio: at first cycling was just for fun, but it soon became the means to realize his dream of travelling the world.
Born in Tuquerres, Colombia, at an altitude of 3010 m, Atapuma is the UAE Team Emirates cyclist who was born at the highest altitude.
Every time that Darwin races, a large number of family and friends gather at the Atapuma house with his father, Don Sigifredo.
Darwin likes studying bicycle mechan
Stage Tour de Suisse: Carì
Stage Tour de Pologne: Bukowina Tatrzanska
Stage Giro del Trentino: Passo Pordoi
Stage Tour de Beauce: Mont Megantic