Historic Overview Álvaro Mejía Castrillón

Rider

Overall Rank962
NameÁlvaro MEJÍA CASTRILLÓN
Country
  Colombia
Date of birth19-Jan-1967 - Santa Rosa de Cabal (Risaralda)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Álvaro Mejía Castrillón (born January 19, 1967 in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda Department) is a Colombian former professional road cyclist.

Mejía took up cycling at the age of 16, after watching Lucho Herrera, Fabio Parra and Óscar Vargas racing in the Vuelta a Colombia. He had previously competed in football and athletics, having been national junior champion for the 10,000 metres. In 1988 he won the Under-23 Vuelta a Colombia and the Clásico RCN. He won the young rider classification in the 1991 Tour de France and finished fourth at the 1991 UCI Road World Championships in Stuttgart, where he was part of the winning break alongside Gianni Bugno, Steven Rooks and Miguel Indurain. Mejía joined the Motorola team in 1993: that season he won the Volta a Catalunya and finished fourth in the 1993 Tour de France. Subsequently he spent two more seasons with Motorola before finishing his road racing career with the Petroleo de Colombia team. He spent two more years racing mountain bikes before retiring from competition. During his career he also won other stage races including the Vuelta a Murcia, Route du Sud and Vuelta a Galicia.

After retiring from competition, Mejía became a doctor and lecturer, and has taught at the Technological University of Pereira and the Universidad Andina in Pereira.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

6

Major Victories

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1993
Route du Sud 1994
Vuelta a Murcia 1992
Vuelta a Galicia 1991
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1990 (1)
Vuelta a Galicia - stages 1991 (1)
More results

Seasons

Álvaro Mejía Castrillón - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1986 Individual 16 733
2. 1988 Individual 26 712
3. 1989 Postobon - Manzana 268 216
4. 1990 Postobon - Manzana - Ryalcao 744 73
5. 1991 Ryalcao - Postobon - Manzana 1123 38
6. 1992 Postobon - Manzana - Ryalcao 437 139
7. 1993 Motorola 1216 23
8. 1994 Motorola 492 110
9. 1995 Motorola 730 61
10. 1996 Motorola 0 1386
11. 1997 Petroleo de Colombia - Ecopetrol - Isa - FEN 15 733
Overall: 5067 962