'Future Tour de France winner in 10 years': 12-year-old Colombian cyclist keeps up with Tom Dumoulin and Rigo Urán for 15km

The video is a healthy sign of Colombia's future cycling talent

Colombian cyclist
(Image credit: Laurens Ten Dam Instagram and @DoCiclismo)

Do you remember the young Scottish boy riding alongside the Tour of Britain last year, keeping the breakaway at distance?

Well, Colombia has also got kids who are able to ride with the professionals, a video posted on the Instagram account of former pro Laurens Ten Dam showing how a local 12-year-old dressed in an unzipped jacket went out for a ride and was able to keep up with a bunch of esteemed pros for "at least 15km".

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.