Castelblanco back to racing

Colombian rider José Castelblanco will be back to racing at the Vuelta al Zulia in Venezuela from...

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.

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