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Rouleur Cover Stories: issue 60 – Juan Pablo Valencia by David Powell

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David Powell finds faith abounds in the Colombia-Coldeportes team for the subscriber cover of Rouleur issue 60

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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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