Bogota cyclist Santiago Buitrago awarded a gentleman’s rating on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia. The Bahraini man has recovered after falling on the 80th kilometer of the race and has shown that he is a rider with a future but also a great gift.

At the end of the day’s 165 kilometers, after a great attack of 4 hours 27 minutes 41 seconds in the final section, the following news was confirmed: Santiago Buitrago won the 17th stage of the Giro de Italy. !

Santiago Buitrago is 1.74 meters tall and 59 kilograms. His father is Gustavo and his mother is Alba Sánchez. Giselle and Jose are her sisters. He used to be a cyclist, but two years after his ‘love is over’ started, he got off the bike and started working.

Leonardo Gómez was the first to help him. It was he who started taking little Santiago to races, helping him buy a good bike and buying him spare parts.

(In the video: Santiago Buitrago: Tears of the Giro d’Italia stage winner).

His quality was soon noticed, he was a member of the Esteban Chaves Foundation team, later moved to the youth category Sub-23, signed with the team of AV Villas under the command of Óscar de J. Vargas and from there he fired to Italy, where he agreed with Cinelli.

Until Tuesday, May 25th, he had only one victory in the International Cycling Union (UCI) races, and this year he did so by winning a stage of the Saudi Tour he led.

In this Giro d’Italia, Buitrago, their first major competition, achieved their biggest victory. He was already fifth and second. Now he’s a stage winner.

(How is Buitrago overall?: Giro d’Italia 2022: standings after stage 17 of the race).

(Another pride: Luis Díaz talks about Champions League, Liverpool and Real Madrid: ‘I don’t believe it’)


Source: Exame

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