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Julián

Arredondo

Nationality
Colombian
Lives in
Ciudad Bolivar
Birthdate
30 Dec 1988
Speciality
Climber
Weight
61kg
Height
164cm
In his first race with Trek Factory Racing, Julián won two stages of the Tour de San Luis, and later topped that with a stage win at the Giro d’ Italia.

Julián Arredondo was born and raised in Ciudad Bolivar, a city in the heart of the cycling-crazed and coffee-rich department of Antioquia. Persuaded by his father and uncles, avid cyclists themselves, he began racing at a very young age; first with the city’s cycling club, then as he progressed to another local academy. From here, he made a brave leap in his desire to achieve his life-long dream of racing for a Pro Team: he headed to Italy.

Julián competed in Italy for five seasons and amassed eight victories in that time, however, it was his results with the Italian-Japanese Continental team Nippo-De Rosa Asia in 2013 that generated attention to this diminutive Colombian climber. He won the Tour de Langkawi early in the year, followed that with the overall in the Tour de Kumano, and then - while helping his teammate cinch the leader’s jersey - finished second in the Tour of Japan.  It was more than enough for Trek Factory Racing to sign him to a contract for the 2014 season.

And Julián continued where he left off by winning two stages in his first race with the team, the Tour de San Luis. However, his biggest achievement came in May when he won stage 18 at the Giro d’Italia, then went on to clinch the blue jersey as the Giro’s best climber.This all generated huge fanfare back home where he became an instant star.  

It was a big learning year for Julián taking on a much bigger workload of much faster races. He found it hard to be away from home for longer periods than before, but by far the biggest challenge was -  and will continue to be - learning how to balance his new founded star status.

Palmares
2014
1ST
Stage 18, Giro d'Italia
1ST
Mountains Classification, Giro d'Italia
3RD
Stage 5, Giro d'Italia
1ST
Stages 2, 6, Tour de San Luis
3RD
GP Citta di Camaiore
4TH
Stage 1 TTT, Vuelta a España
7TH
Overall, Tour of Beijing
5TH
Japan Cup
2013
1ST
Overall, Tour de Langkawi
1ST
Stage 5, Tour de Langkawi
1ST
Tour de Kumano
1ST
Stage 2, Tour de Kumano
2012
1ST
Stage 2, Tour de Kumano
2ND
Stage 3, Tour of Japan
2ND
Overall, Tour de Kumano
2ND
Overall, Tour of Japan
2010
1ST
GP Folignano-Trofeo Avis
2007
1ST
Stage 1, Clásica Marinilla
2006
1ST
Junior National Champion, Road