Gaviria pursues in the Giro a record of Lucho Herrera

The Colombian sprinter is a triumph of equaling the legendary beetle that showed off in Europe in the 80s and 90s.


Fernando Gaviria has become a reference in Colombian cycling. The Antioquia runner is working an admirable list of achievements (38 victories he has been working as a professional) in a specialty, the arrivals to the sprint, in which he is considered one of the best in the world at 24 years old, and in this Giro, out by the disqualification of Viviani, has already been released.

Gaviria belongs to the new generation of Colombian cycling, which is far from being exclusively climbers and that in this 2019 has added 32 victories (four of them Gaviria), only behind Italy (54), France (42) and Holland (39) . However, when assessing the successes of current cyclists, reference is made to those who opened the way, the so-called 'scarabs' that broke through in Europe in the 80s and 90s, with Lucho Herrera as the brightest runner, winner of the Vuelta 1987.

The known as Jardinerito de Fusagasugá added brilliant triumph nfos in the big and ese is the record that pursues Gaviria, the one of being the Colombian cyclist with more victories in the three rounds of three weeks. Herrera adds eight while Gaviria takes seven, although at 24 years it seems clear that it will snatch that honor. Perhaps in this Giro, where he still has several opportunities to sprint.

Colombians with more stage victories in the big 3

1. Lucho Herrera, 8: 3 in the Giro, 3 in the Tour and 2 in the Vuelta.

2. Fernando Gaviria, 7: 5 in the Giro, 2 in the Tour and 0 in the Vuelta.

3. Nairo Quintana, 6: 3 in the Giro, 2 in the Tour and 1 in the Vuelta.

-. Santiago Botero, 6: 0 in the Giro, 3 in the Tour and 3 in the Vuelta.

5. Esteban Chaves, 4: 2 in the Giro, 0 in the Tour and 2 in the Vuelta.

-. Fabio Parra, 4: 0 in the Giro, 2 in the Tour and 2 in the Vuelta.

-. Oliverio Rincon, 4: 1 in the Giro, 1 in the Tour and 2 in the Vuelta.

-. Felix Cárdenas, 4: 0 in the Giro, 1 in the Tour and 3 in the Vuelta.

* In italics, active runners.



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