Rouleur Classic

Cover Stories: Juan Pablo Valencia by David Powell

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Photographs: David Powell

One thing that is unavoidable in a team consisting solely of Colombian riders is their faith in God. Whilst their prayers and relaxation were left to private moments, I photographed Juan Pablo Valencia proudly baring his rosary before the 18th stage of the 2015 Vuelta a España. He explained:

“For me the rosary signifies confidence and provides me with God’s protection. I wear it when I ride because God is big and guides me in the right path. It gives me confidence in every pedal stroke from the start to finish of every race.”
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