Rodrigo Contreras aka. Rocky
Rodrigo came into cycling thanks to his father, who loves this sport, when he was 11-years-old. In the first years it was just a hobby, but once he turned 17, he knew that this is what he wants to do in the future, so began working hard to turn pro. In 2013, his first U23 season, he won stage 6 of the Vuelta a Bolivia, and two years later he surprised everyone with his performance at the Tour de San Luis, where he was fifth in the general classification and took home the jersey for the best young cyclist of the competition.
His dream is to ride one of the three Grand Tours at some point in his career, but until then he wants to take things step by step. For his first season with Etixx – Quick-Step, Rodrigo – who lives at 2800 meters altitude in Colombia – hopes to race the Tour de San Luis, where “I want to confirm the result of last season”, and the Tour of California: “I’ve never been to the United States, and I’d like to discover this country and this race, which I both find to be very beautiful.”
#Top-10 positions: 1
Race distance covered: 642 km
Days of racing: 5 days