Darwin Atapuma attacked by bandits in Colombia

BMC climber Darwin Atapuma suffers hand injuries after being attacked by bandits while on a training ride in his home town

Atapuma in the 2014 Strade Bianche

(Image credit: Watson)

BMC rider Darwin Atapuma has suffered cuts to his arm and wrist after being attacked by bandits in his hometown of Túquerres, Colombia, this week.

The 26-year-old climber was set upon by two men on Tuesday who demanded he gave over his BMC timemachine SLR01, and in the struggle was injured by one of the attackers’ knife.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.