Olympics: Fernando Gaviria to return to the track in Omnium as Bernal, Martínez named to Colombia's road team for Paris

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 17th stage Canazei - Sega di Ala 193 km - 26/05/2021 - - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Egan Bernal and Daniel Martinez were teammates in 2021 when Bernal won the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Colombian Cycling Federation announced their cycling team for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, naming Daniel Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe) for the time trial and road race and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) for the road race only. The federation selected Paula Patiño (Movistar) for the sole entry for the women's road race.

The inclusion of Giro d'Italia runner-up Martínez, the reigning Colombian time trial champion, was not much of a surprise, but Bernal's presence on the roster represents the country's faith that he has overcome the serious injuries from his crash in 2022 that have plagued his performance until this year.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.