Colombian rider José Castelblanco will be back to racing at the Vuelta al Zulia in Venezuela from November 8-13 after sitting out a competition ban for a positive doping result in 2004. The three-times winner of the Vuelta a Colombia is happy to continue his career and has new objectives. "I'll use this opportunity as I'm doing well mentally," the 34 year-old said. "I still lack a little fitness physically, but this race and the rest of the year will get me back into the form I need for the Vuelta al Táchira, which is my short-term goal."
Castelblanco last participated in races with the Colombia-Selle Italia team, and will now join Colombian team Alcaldia de Cabimas. Nicknamed 'Don José', he started his career as a professional career in 1995 with Team Kelme.