in the I Congress of the International Olympic Committee in 1894 at the Sorbonne, was elected as first president Demetrius Vikelas the Greek merchant, who two years later in 1896, would be replaced by Baron Coubertin. It suggested a number of sports for the Athens program and as a result the first official announcement about the events to be undertaken include sports like football and cricket. These plans fell through and not all sports were initially announced in the final list as only eleven sports were included in the program of the Games, and rowing and sailing were included but were canceled due to strong winds the race day.



Caste of the

Caste of the beetles Rafael Antonio Ni o, “the boy Cucaita” show runner to be the most complete of the decade by imposing a brand that endures to this day: six titles. By then the war of the brands between sponsors was the talk of the media. Watches arise teams such as Pierce, Singer, Postob n Wrangler Caribou, South American Insurance, Telecom. And Red Eagle Cafe, among others. From 1970 to 1980, only five riders won the round. Child Besides, they did Alvaro Pachon, Miguel Samaca Jos Patrocinio Jim nez and Alfonso Fl rez. This period has been to many specialists and connoisseurs the hardest competition of all time.On completion of the race silver wedding had become a social event and was an element of entertainment for all Colombians, and as in all times, was said to be a way to appease the various anxieties and difficulties that across the nation and came to be used to support the administration of such events so that the people placate their disagreements with the government, which remains the subject these days, now with football and novels. With the fifth victory of Rafael Ni o in 1978 entered a new stage, as all teams sought to renew not only cyclists but also sponsors. They appear well Boyaca Lottery, Perfumery Janeth, Milk Gran Via Valjyn, Winery Friars, etc.., Which would be the preamble to the golden age of Colombian cycling in the world. It is from 1980 that the rider jumps to national stardom and the conquest of major international goals.The first major breakthrough was reached in France in the famous Tour de l’Avenir, where the team who ran Freskola Raul Mesa, and 79 champion, Alfonso Florez, who accompanied Sponsorship Jimenez, Fabio Arias, Rogelio Arango, among others, showed all his courage to fight as the greatest amateur team against the more competitive this time: the Soviet Union. Transmissions are unforgettable recounting the struggles in the mountains between Suckorochencov Sponsorship and the great rivalry that reached occasion to spill over into blows. With the sixth title of Raphael Child, still unsurpassed brand, began to flourish a project that soon became a reality: to create a team with the best national riders, sponsored by a large company and to represent Colombia in Europe. The entrepreneur Saul Barrera was the hero of this great crusade, and was the one who presented the whole project to Varta Batteries not hesitate to advance the efforts of the case.In 1983 Varta team won the title with Alfonso Florez and faced the biggest challenge of participating in the Tour de France as the only amateur team invited the entire history of the competition. Of the ten Colombian cyclists who took the game only ended five. The highest ranked was Jos Patrocinio Jim nez, who was leader of the mountain for several days and eventually declined because of an illness that was about to abandon the test. Varta Batteries initiative would be approved by brands like Caf de Colombia, Postobon and Pony Malta, which won the prestigious cycling and reached levels of public acceptance among more worshipful. In the 80s, putting on T-shirt or Coffee Varta Colombia to go out on promotion to the top of Patios from Bogota was a whole program that filled the amateur of pride and identity with their favorite sport.The Joseph Pedalazo Patrocino, were the precursor to give to the world the best climber Colombia has had and one of the best in the world: Luis Herrera, “the gardener”. Apotheosis with a demonstration of its power in the mountains, was crowned champion for the first time around in 1984 and that year became the first amateur rider to win a stage in the Tour de France, the historic day of cold and Alpe d’Huez. This would break the story of the Vuelta a Colombia. The major sponsors of cycling hit the headlines of all media and now the objective is focused on the Old Continent. Around acquired another sense, the runners were professionals and their dreams are grounded in evidence in Europe achieve. Featured Riders like Herrera, Fabio Parra, “Pacho” Rodriquez and company, took the back as a training and then going to compete seriously in Europe.The national cyclists used the new phase of activity and began to receive very high salaries, equipment budgets often reaching several million dollars per season. With the high technology investment also reached far in the service of putting the beetles. Colombian riders suddenly came to be considered in the comments of the specialists and many connoisseurs as the calls to reach or to fight major titles in Europe. And although not achieved the goal of winning the biggest test, the Tour de France, Colombia, left his name in the mind of many Europeans, for their exploits made history in world cycling. Herrera was crowned champion of the mountain not only in France but also in Italy and Spain, where he won the Tour.