Higuita, from the dream of Lombardy waiting for La Vuelta

Months ago, after concluding the 2022 cycling calendar, Sergio Higuita acknowledged in dialogue with Diario As that he completed the best season of his life. He made his debut with the Bora-Hansgrohe, carried the Colombian flag for being the national road champion and had good results in Liège Bastogne Liège, the Tre Valli Varesine and the Giro de Lombardy.

Now, the 25-year-old cyclist is preparing to face 2023 in which he hopes to obtain records similar to those of his first campaign with the Bora jersey. At a press conference, he spoke of his expectations for the next campaign and stated that is waiting for the route of La Vuelta a España to leave.

“I would like to wait what is the route of La Vuelta to see which of the great ones I am going to run. The idea is to make a calendar very similar to this year’s”, said Higuita, who acknowledged that his idea is to fight in stages and not for the general classification.

“It would be very nice to play the nationals again, I really like to wear the Tricolor and start the year off right. And then go to Europe to prepare the races for a week”, he added.

The objective of Lombardy and the recognition of Colombian cyclists

Secondly, The Colombian commented that one of his dreams is to succeed in the Giro de Lombardía -he was fourth in the last edition- and valued his first season at Bora: “Since they hired me, they saw me as a very regular runner, who can excel in one-day and one-week competitions.”

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“I would like to win Il Lombardía one day, it is a very nice race”, said The Monster, nicknamed for his former athletic director, Jonathan Vaughters.

Finally, Higuita praised the work of Egan Bernal, Daniel Felipe Martínez, Rigoberto Urán, Nairo Quintana. and other of his compatriots who have consolidated Colombia in the elite of world cycling. He also highlighted the importance of having a process during the race.

“Those of us who have been consolidated in this time have made a very good process. Bernal, Martínez, Sosa… We have first gone through Continental Pro teams and then World Tour. It is a process that should not be skipped. You can get there but the most difficult thing is to stay. Chaves, Rigo, Nairo… they opened the market for us”, he concluded.

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