Nationality: Colombian
Date of birth: October 13, 1989
Team: Movistar
Twitter: @cabg1989

At 26, it’s really about time Carlos Betancur started to live-up to the fleeting glimpses of promise that he’s shown in the early stages of his career.

Having spent the last three years at the brown shorted French squad of Ag2r La Mondiale, the Colombian looked on the verge of making the most of his prodigious climbing talent by taking a sensational overall victory in the 2014 Paris-Nice to add to his best young rider jersey at the Giro d’Italia the year before.

But things seemed to slip away from him after that. He failed to return from Colombia to take aim at the Tour de France, blaming a virus, and looked overweight and out of sorts when he returned at the Vuelta a España, where he finished 158th.

Bad blood seemed to develop between Betancur and Ag2r after that, but he managed to put in a show of some resurgence after battling to 20th at the 2015 Giro.

The French team released him from his contract at the end of the season, with Betancur now off to Spanish team Movistar to try and finally fulfil his potential.

Carlos Betancur will attempt to get his career back on track with Movistar in 2016, with whom the Colombian has signed a two year contract. The 26-year-old burst onto the…