Historic Overview Alvaro Mejia

Rider

Overall Rank792
NameAlvaro MEJIA
Country
  Colombia
Date of birth19-Jan-1967 - Santa Rosa de Cabal (Risaralda)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Alvaro Mejia - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1989 Postobon 240 221
2. 1990 Postobon 718 69
3. 1991 Ryalcao 1084 36
4. 1992 Ryalcao 423 132
5. 1993 Motorola 1243 23
6. 1994 Motorola 447 117
7. 1995 Motorola 732 62
8. 1996 Motorola 0 1137
9. 1997 Petroleos de Colombia - Energia Pura 15 658
Overall: 4902 792

Biography

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

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