Andrey Amador: Costa Rica's Giro d'Italia hero

Costa Rican pro Andrey Amador has become a national hero with his ride into fourth place overall at the 2015 Giro d'Italia

Andrey Amador on stage 19 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Costa Rica made the football World Cup quarter finals in 2014, swimmer Claudia Poll won gold in the 1996 Olympics, but it has never had a cyclist go so well in the Giro d'Italia until Andrey Amador came along.

Amador, the second ever Costa Rican professional cyclist and the first to win a stage in the 2012 Giro, sits fourth overall with one stage remaining into Milan on Sunday.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.