Darwin Atapuma

Nationality: Colombia

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.

Height 167 cm
Weight 59 kg
Debut on bike 1999
Pro since 2009
Victories 4
Giro d'Italia 4
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