Taking a ride with one of Colombia’s top cyclists

Americas Now

He began biking to get to school in Colombia. Today he is winning awards at some of the top cycling competitions.

Nairo Quintana is a cycling champ known as one of the world’s best climbers. He’s an icon in Colombia and rides as far and as high as possible.

Colombian cyclists are known as “beetles” in the world of cycling because of their tenacity when they make their way uphill through the mountains.

Nairo is also helping train young people who want to compete professionally.

“Americas Now” visited his hometown to get a sneak peek at his training. Meet Game Changer Nairo Quintana.