Fernando Gaviria

Movistar Team

Fernando Gaviria

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  • NationalityColombia
  • Age29
  • UCI Wins53
  • Height1.8m

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Fernando Gaviria is a Colombian professional cyclist who races for Movistar.

A winner of multiple Grand Tour stages in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, Gaviria is known for his sprinting ability. He burst onto the stage in 2015 when he beat Mark Cavendish to two stage wins at the Tour of San Luis in Argentina, which earnt him a stiagiaire spot on Patrick Lefevere’s Etixx-QuickStep team later that year. It was then during his second year on the Belgian squad that Gaviria’s career really took off.

In 2016 the Colombian won two more stages in San Luis, two stages in the Tour de Pologne, a stage in Tirreno-Adriatico, and Paris-Tours. Gaviria’s career trajectory continued to rise with an astonishing four stage wins and the points jersey at the Giro d’Italia in 2017. The following season saw him win two stages on his debut at the Tour de France with a move to UAE Team Emirates signed for the start of 2019.

Although he won a stage in the Giro d’Italia in 2019, Gaviria’s time at UAE Team Emirates was ravaged by illness, injury and a constant lack of form. He was struck with COVID-19 several times. At the end of 2022, the team decided not to renew the rider’s contract with a one-year deal eventually struck with Movistar. 

It did not take long for Gaviria to find the winning combination in Movistar colours, with Argentina once again providing the sweet scent of success with victory on stage 4 of the Vuelta a San Juan. Consistent if not spectacular results followed, including podium finishes on stages at Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour de Pologne and in the one-day semi-classic, Milano-Torino.

The Colombian's last victory of 2023 was on the final stage of the Tour de Romandie, and his performances throughout the season earned him an additional year's contract with Movistar heading into 2024.

Fernando Gaviria's Bikes

Link to Pro bike: Fernando Gaviria’s Canyon Aeroad CFR
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Pro bike: Fernando Gaviria’s Canyon Aeroad CFR

Gaviria looks to be the latest rider to be using SRAM’s Red groupset in a one-by configuration

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