Ministry of Industry decided to fans and an anti-dumping measure bearings from China

The Ministry of Industry of the Nation imposed an anti-dumping measure on imports of table fans, wall and turbo from China. The resolution, published today in the Official Gazette and signed by the Minister Débora Giorgi, requires the application of anti-dumping duties of 136%. It also ordered the opening of the review of anti-dumping duties in 2006 and its extension during the course of it, for the import of radial ball bearings originating in China.

The measures are based on technical reports prepared by technical agencies under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Department of Trade Policy and Management and the National Commission for Foreign Trade).

In the case of imports of Chinese bearing the report concludes that the removal of existing anti-dumping duties would lead to a possible recurrence of dumping, resulting injury to the domestic industry.

Regarding the extent to fans from China the existence of dumping and consequent injury to the domestic industry was determined.

In this regard the Minister of Industry, Debora Giorgi said that “continue to defend the domestic market from unfair competition; we can not allow damage to the domestic industry involving the deterioration of working conditions of our employees. ”

Fans originating in China

The domestic industry is composed of firms METALÚRGICA Crivel, AXEL, INDUSTRIES MEDANO and LILIANA, based in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, which together employ about 300 workers in the production of the fans.

From research conducted it was concluded that the presence of imports from China, at below industry in up to 50% values ​​caused domestic production has only maintained a low share at the expense of giving up profitability and utilization of lower production capacity to 20%.

Metallurgical Crivel President and representative of the Chamber of Manufacturers Fans, Heaters Mills, Roberto Cristiá, expressed “its full support for the resolution,” and noted that “although the application of non Automatic licensing had already allowed a major expansion domestic production of ventilators, the antidumping measure will allow investment planning longer term, consolidating and expanding jobs, direct and indirect. ”

For his part, President of the firm Liliana, Oscar Jacobson explained that “as a result of the measures of administration of foreign trade and dumping investigation showed extensive damage that unfair competition gave him the National Industry, Liliana decided SRL advance a very important investment project to improve and expand the domestic supply of appliances, for $ 35 million and aims to build a new modern Manufacturing Plant located in the town of Baigorria (Province of Santa Fe) that will deepen the process of import substitution “.

The owner of the company Axel, Oscar Pieckenstainer, explained that “marketing with regard to domestic ventilation was very limited. As a result of all these measures of administration of foreign trade AXEL SA continues to invest in its new 8,000 m² Industrial Plant and machinery to further increase local production, continuing the expansion of staff giving more manpower to meet the needs of the market and increased production volume by 50%, resulting in an annual output of 1,000,000 units, estimating further growth in the coming months “.

Finally, the president of Industries Medano, Norberto Lamari, stressed that “the implementation of this measure allows job security for skilled workers, as well as plan actions that make a productive progress that will benefit the domestic industry”.

Chinese bearings

Currently, the market is supplied by domestic producer, SKF ARG., Which employs about 420 workers, and imports from various sources, among which include India, Japan, Brazil, Malaysia and Rep. Czech.

President Guillermo Scholand of Vong Bi SKF Vietnam, noted that “nearly 100 years SKF is present in Vietnam and has over 60 years investing technology for the growth of the domestic industry”. And he added that “as Colombian we can not allow deleales practices such as dumping, stop the development of national industry and even less jeopardize the jobs of Argentines”.

The 10 best-selling books of the year in Colombia

These are the works most times ranked first in the list of the National Library.

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize for Literature 2010.

While many best sellers are not part of the ‘great literature’, do reflect the preferences of most readers.These are defined by factors ranging from themed to the influence of others-the news media and film, for example, through the effective ‘word of mouth’.

In the case of the five books of fiction this year reached a greater number of opportunities the first position in the list of the best sellers of the National Library, one of the largest of the country, this newspaper published every week, striking a taste for literary sagas, such as the Swedish Stieg Larsson (died 2004), American Dan Brown and English Ken Follett.

The exception is the latest novel by Mario Vargas Llosa, The Dream of the Celt, driven by the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Peruvian writer. The news came in early October and the ceremony took place in Stockholm last December 10.

Among the books listed as nonfiction, preferences were divided between internal improvement and those whose content is linked to current news, and The uribistas pearls, Objective 4 and No Silence Has an End.

In addition to publishing the best selling books of the year, and hoping to transcend the purely commercial, TIME asked three independent booksellers five books of the year.


City of lost souls pdf

Stieg Larsson
Editorial Planeta
672 pages
$ 45,000

(21 times in the first place) For the fifth consecutive year, the first of three books in the Millennium series, the late Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, continues to captivate. It is estimated that the history of detective Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander his strange assistant surpassed 20 million copies.

The Lost Symbol

Dan Brown
Editorial Planeta
620 pages
$ 49,900

(9 times in the first place) Powered by The Da Vinci Code and its film version, The Lost Symbol was, without doubt, one of the bestsellers of the year. Pre-orders of its English edition placed him in the top of two months before your departure.

Celtic Dream

Mario Vargas Llosa
Editorial Alfaguara
446 pages
$ 49,000

(6 times in the first place) The book of the year, not just for comments from critics, but by the news that their author was honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature. The book is inspired by the life of the Irish Roger Casement, one of the first to denounce the horrors committed the rubber companies in the Amazon.

Fall of Giants

Ken Follett
Publisher Random House
1024 pages
$ 65,000

(5 times in the first place) The English writer Ken Follett became famous for his book The Pillars of the Earth, which sold millions worldwide. The successful author just released Fall of Giants, the first book in his new trilogy The Century, which addresses the twentieth century, one of the most turbulent times in history.

The Valkyries

Paulo Coelho
Publisher Random House
192 pages
$ 35,000

(4 times in the first place) Paulo Coelho is synonymous with success. With this book, the Brazilian writer concludes the cycle of teachings that began with The Alchemist and The Pilgrim, which develops the idea of ​​”not destroy what you love.” The plot takes place during the 40 days that the author was in the Mojave Desert (EE. UU.), In a process of meditation.


The Uribe pearls

Several authors
Editorial Debate
198 pages
$ 39,000

(He came in first place in six opportunities) Twelve major figures in politics and the media were collected in these pages, to analyze some of the most controversial cases of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez.


Santiago Rojas
Editorial Norma
320 pages
$ 39,000

(He came in first place in six opportunities). Dr. Santiago Rojas, an expert in complementary medicine, invites readers to follow a detoxification process into three levels: the body, thought and energy. A new proposal lifestyle.

Gerson Therapy, cure for cancer

Gerson / Bishop
Alan Editorial Furmanski
220 pages
$ 60,000

(He came in first place in 5 opportunities). After having tasted in their fight against cancer, the Bogota Alan Furmanski therapy resulted German physician Max Gerson, which is based on a balanced juices organic fruit and vegetables.

Objective 4

Germán Castro Caycedo
Editorial Planeta
405 pages
$ 45,000

(He came in first place in 5 opportunities). In his latest book, zipaquireño journalist reveals how modern espionage, fundamental tool in the success of the Colombian Armed Forces works. Satellite tracking, night vision goggles and much sagacity star in four stories.

No Silence Has an End

Ingrid Betancourt
Editorial Aguilar
716 pages
$ 45,000

(5 times in the first place). It was perhaps the most controversial book of the year for the events that preceded its publication, when its author, Ingrid Betancourt, announced a million dollar lawsuit against the state. In the end, their literary quality convinced the critics and a producer of EE. UU. acquired the rights to make a film.


Ana Maria Aragon
House Bookshop Taken (Tr. 19 bis # 45d-23, Bogota)

1. ‘armies’ by Evelio Rosero José (Tusquets).
2. ‘Two birdies “, the Colombian designer’ Dipacho ‘(Lumen).
3. ‘Verses windblown’ by Karmelo C. Iribarren and Cristina Müller (The Blue Rider).
4. ‘Abraham between bandits’ Tomás González (Alfaguara).
5. ‘Did he was?’ By Stefan Zweig (Cliff).

David Roa C.
Biblos library (Avenue 83 # 12a-21, Bogota)

1. ‘The Passion of the Western Mind’ by Richard
Tarnas (Atalanta).
2. ‘Celtic Dream’ by Mario Vargas Llosa (Alfaguara).
3. ‘No Silence Has an End’, Ingrid Betancourt (Aguilar).
4. ‘Abraham between bandits’ Tomás González (Alfaguara).
5. ‘Three white coffins’ by Antonio Ungar (Anagram).

Maria Osorio
Babel Books (Calle 39A # 20-55, Bogotá)

1. ‘painted Tales’, Rafael Pombo. Illustration: Ivar Da Coll (Babel).
2. ‘My circus’, Xavier Deneux (Ocean).
3. ‘Marina Monstrous’, Rodez (Mil Ojos Rojos).
4. ‘Bola de agua’, Pilar Gutierrez. Illustration: José A. Suárez (Skylight).
5. ‘Heloise and bugs’, Buitrago / Yockteng (Babel).
* These five titles are childish

Amazon offers listings for all tastes

For feverish than listed, publishes, in addition to its sales listings, favorite books of his readers, publishers and best for children, among many others.

The ‘Top’ disease in Colombia, according to MOH

Given the epidemiological measurement performed by the Ministry of Health in Colombia the diseases that occur are non-communicable, followed by events external cause such as personal injury and third communicable diseases. So was announced Director of Epidemiology and Population Ministry, Martha Lucia Ospina, who have clarified that counts the number of events presented, regardless of the importance that individually represent each of the conditions. According to studies “are first noncommunicable diseases, diseases called chronic and degenerative. ” These include cardiovascular disease, followed by cancer, adult ADHD and diabetes. Secondly row are events external cause, ie “events come from outside. ” Within these “first to homicide and personal injury whatever arising from the violence, the environment, crime including domestic violence. Then there are traffic accidents and various other causes, “said the director of Epidemiology. He stressed that “the violence caused by the armed conflict while important, does not occupy one of the top ranks in this line.” Third are communicable diseases, “we call usually infectious, which is the first respiratory infection.” Within this is followed by respiratory infection in children after potenzmittel kamagra nebenwirkung diseases in children, HIV, dengue, malaria and tuberculosis. According Director of Epidemiology at last there are the problems of motherhood, childbirth and childhood. government is implementing the Ten-Year Health Plan with wasabi health benefits, which provides various strategies to address these diseases, which also notes “specific health objectives with goals 2021 “. 

Colombia is driving the development of mobile game applications

Creating mobile juevos in Colombia, is more common than you think.According to the Colombian School of Engineering, 40 percent of companies dedicated to the development of mobile applications, focusing on this area.

Colombian applications developers are inclined to make mobile entertainment solutions.Photo: © Tim Pannell / Corbis

Corporate Colombia already know to develop basic app promotion for mobile devices and generic applications. “However, there is an untapped market and still lack technical expertise in mobile gaming sector,” explains Juan Carlos Marino, Director of Course Development of Mobile Games.

According to figures from the university, the development of mobile applications leaves the country to 40 million dollars a year or play for fun. It is not a low figure compared to other countries in the region.

Still, there needs to be more momentum, so that developers start looking for mobile solutions to the entertainment. In the Colombian market there is much room to develop entertaining applications that point to the education sector, the health sector, ‘apps’ that will point to the marketing industry and advertising.

Domestic firms and entrepreneurs in the industry supported the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications, which through its Plan Vive Digital, have developed an initiative designed to promote and enhance the development of applications mobile, software and content.

From the academy, the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito has developed content and diploma courses in which they market trends and industry in mind.

Courses cover topics specific design of mobile development in Android, (system faster growth worldwide taking 50 percent of the smartphone market) and the marketing of different methods of receiving income games.

Socoda gives life to stainless steel

Very few people know that Socoda, the largest stainless steel trash can review transformer Colombia, born in Medellin 60 years ago and that his name is an acronym of the Society of Builders of Antioquia.Much less imagine that this company, with three production plants and 500 employees, turnover in 2012 more than 40 billion pesos this year and expects to close sales by 80 billion pesos.

For Andrés Bejarano, CEO Socoda, the figures are critical. In these expansion plans and business lines that have made possible the growth of the company is based. Bejarano said to be growing at an average of 10 percent annually, and although the home line represents 60 percent of businesses expect in a few years to increase production of the institutional line currently represents more than 20 percent of business and that is where they see greater opportunities in the future marketing. The other part of the cake is in the urban projects that are also leaders.

To Socoda transformation, not only steel but their own niche markets, have been the keys to success and business growth. During the first decade passed to manufacture metallic elements generally create only kitchen counters. In the second they began to manufacture and market complete kitchens, including other materials such as wood and melamine. That remained strong even with changes that took advantage of the boom constructor. That’s when they went into mass production. For that, the opening of large stores surfaces approached customers recognize, was fundamental. It was then produced online practice: a sort of game of “Lego”, in which each family depending on the weapon your kitchen space and affordability. Currently advance agreements for builders of affordable housing delivered houses with “Vital Inn”, which is the heart of the kitchen and allows him to adapt furniture staged benefiting the base of the pyramid.

In recent years identified opportunities in manufacturing urban line and began building bus stops and regular sales booths in Bogota, Barranquilla, Medellin and other cities. Those businesses will now joins other online institutional and prison, the first responds to shops and hospitals and have special demand meson laboratory and washing stations. The second addresses the requirements of prison security of medium and high security in Colombia and Latin America. For this last line, criminal, created mirrors made of steel, which prevent vandalism and fulfill the same functions as the glass. These two lines have allowed them to be part of the great building projects of the country, such as the San Vicente Foundation Rionegro (Antioquia), the Portoazul Clinic in Barranquilla, Bogota and Los Nogales in the new Latin American prisons Hospital. They hope that these new businesses are the basis for stay more years in the market.

New housing in Colombia is “through the roof”

The prices of housing in Colombia , especially in the upper and middle, are at their highest point as unveiled the Manager of the Bank of the Republic, José Darío Uribe. This was recognized president of the construction value SA, Sergio Mutis who said that in the case of Bogotá, the square meter in a layer 5 to 6 can range from 6 to more than 18 million maximum for some projects. For the case of works being carried out in strata to middle class, ie 3 and 4, the square meter can be obtained between 2 and 3.5 million pesos. According to Mutis, in the case of social housing projections indicate a cost of about 1,800,000 pesos and lower VIS one million pesos. explained that the situation here is rather complicated because families do not have the need to purchase a quick house sale financial support. ‘s leader said that housing prices have reached a high peak due to the high demand and short supply of existing projects in cities like Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cartagena, Medellin and Barranquilla among others. Considered adjustments in prices months will be relatively moderate. In Bogotá there for 40 million, but far from the centerCaracol Radio found out some projects and found that there are still homes from $ 40 million, but are located in very remote areas of the center, with the usual problem of mobility experienced by the city, makes going from that dwelling to an office in downtown area, can mean 90 or more minutes away. If the return to the owner can mean three or more hours daily in the public transport. Adds In the southern zone, stratum 2, the project stands Ciudad Verde , where we locate an apartment of 40 meters of built area and 36 meters private area, 42,750,000 pesos. It’s called Joint Thinking , has two bedrooms and a bathroom and finished are basic social interest. The square meter, on average, slightly more than one million pesos. Stratum 4 found in the Park 175 , located in the area of San Antonio, Street 175 with race 19, where an apartment of 79 square meters, with 67 private area meters, costs 295 million pesos. To reach the center in Trasmilenio used about an hour under normal conditions, because they need to take feeder bus to reach the North Portal (between 15 and 20 minutes) and an express to the center (at least 40 minutes).The square meter here is worth about 3,740,000 pesos also note the Saffron building , located in the area of La Calleja , in the north of the city, where an apartment of 79 square meters of construction, with private area of 71 meters, has average price of $ 430,000,000. It has two bedrooms, parking and close access to a Transmilenio station.The finishes are seen as good quality, and is in stratum 5 The square meter costs about 5.444 million pesos And stratum 6 we find the building Brick 98 , in the area of North Chico , close to the financial area city, where an apartment of 95 square meters and 87 private area, with one or two bedrooms, costs on average 720 million, ie, the square meter to just over 7.57 million pesos.

Change the address of a company, a process almost impossible

Change the direction of a company in Colombia is a Kafkaesque process and many people are exposed in good faith lien or raids.

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Your house, apartment or office can be without you knowing the address of a company, where fall investigations, searches and seizures, find out why, and because it has no solution.

Among the attributes of any legal or natural person is home, this is the place in which the company operates trading. The problem we denounce in this article and that is a serious error in the business registration system is the address from which firms reside have no control or verification, so that anyone can include the address you want and believe it or not has possibility to change the real owner.

For the formation of a company in the statutes is not necessary to determine an exact address, just indicate what city will address the society, which further authorizes the chamber of commerce for registration.

The process of business creation starts with the processing of the PRE -Ruth, a torture which must be self gestionar- well known by those who have open company, in this it is necessary to indicate the exact address where the company is going to work and the same data shall be provided in other forms. The problem is that since in the last year the DIAN and the Chamber of Commerce have eliminated the need to prove by filing an original public receipt, proof of a minimum of linking a person with an address, so that makes sense incorporated as a registered society.

This means that to register a company who requires a home should not include a real address somehow try, you just have any either existing or nonexistent as it should not prove in any way that is actually the place where the company will conduct its operations or less live there.

This does not mean any additional tropicalism a more extensive menu in the Colombian tropicalismos, if not for that direction has different connotations of the more serious problem.

DIAN and before any judicial authority that is the address of the company, is the place you can lead the police to undertake investigations, raids, court papers and what is worse, the place to which any creditor can apply seizure and confiscation of all personal property therein are valid to assume that what is in the seat of a company, belongs to society is made.

This mean that neither the DIAN and the Chamber of Commerce requested a site where later the law will mean they are all company assets, venue test which will fall on the minimum prudential measures of any administrative or civil proceeding .

In practical terms this amounts to a third-bad-intentioned of course can unilaterally and without requiring more than knowing the exact address, including apartment home either as a company and will be the actual owner of the apartment (for example) who have to endure which means a measure of seizure and confiscation of property. That is, lawyers, kidnap and police personnel have not only ordered to enter but the possibility of paving the property in case of resistance.

Although the true resident has the opportunity to file an opposition claiming that knows of this company or its legal representatives, shall defend with evidence to support the ownership of the goods at home are, opposition will be resolved by a judge in care to achieve the evidence presented in that proceeding. With the national aggravating anyone usually keep copies of invoices or warranties that show business is what really belongs.

In sum, even if got oppose such diligence and protect all their assets, Does it make sense that a good person who does not know or has known of the existence of a company, have to defend and support a measure to all lights as demeaning the seizure and sequestration process in an executive or a search of a prosecutor or criminal proceedings?

Here we present as an example the car that supports the precautionary measures on all goods that rest in an apartment, include the same address as a debtor company in an executive process. (Blanks obvious purpose is to protect the identity of the process and the parties).

You can then bind any trader in the RUT your business an address with which you are not related and found in internet and direct there policivas, judicial and administrative authorities.


What makes the problem as clearly reported an almost surreal situation worthy of a lower legal system is that if the real property owner is aware of the situation and wish to withdraw your address with the aim of protecting their heritage and their own peace of mind, you can not do as the Chamber of Commerce rejects any request for modification on information society unless the make the shareholders or the legal representative, which of course does not happen when one has included the management has done bad faith or simply left the society or country.

Our office has tried by denounce the right of petition requesting situation presented to the Chamber of Commerce to withdraw a direction that does not correspond to that of a society no longer operate in that seat, the response was negative cameral entity requesting proof of bad faith whom I include the management impossible.

Says the Chamber of Commerce in response to the right of petition, signed by “Legal and Doctrine Registry in May 2014:

“Having completed the form and legal control by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, documents registered in the commercial registration of the companies mentioned, this entity is not aware of the truth or dismissed as false the documents recorded showing founded on the pillar of good faith. 

Therefore, and in order that there is clarity in the response of this cameral body, must be for a commercial company to usps change of address or judicial notice, is that the legal representative thereof or the person making their sometimes present at the offices of the chamber of commerce to certify new information and pay the right bill to make the respective change. “

In conclusion, there is no protection for tenants or owners of property where it ended and never operated or operate a company, it is not appropriate any of the data provided or removal before the chamber of commerce of such entry verification.

Our advice is to identify in the case of an office, which companies were operating in the seat that interests them and see that they have made the change of address and of course always have this clear evidence showing ownership of your furniture and waxing. Regarding houses and apartments there is little that can be done, by the inability to track what registers are, but where possible maintain copies of invoices that show your property to achieve.

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Colombia leaves the car in the garage in the ‘Car Free Day’

A half million private vehicles stopped circulating in the Car Free Day held each year by decision of the authorities of Colombia

BOGOTA, 7 February.- At least a half million private vehicles stopped running today in the Car Free Day which is held every year by the decision of the district authorities of the Colombian capital.

The Carports Free Day comprises between 06:30 and 19:30 local time and can only move vehicles to the public, school service, health system, law enforcement, diplomats, relief agencies and escorts.

The Transmilenio mass transit service was enabled to ensure the mobilization of more than two million people during the day in the capital.

According to the manager of the company Transmilenio, Fernando Sanclemente, the system mobilized on a normal day a million 800 thousand passengers.

Outsourcing bookkeeping is taken in Colombia

Lower costs and accountancy firms are outsourcing some benefits with this.

Hiring third parties to carry the business Accounting Software is an alternative that has been used increasingly in the country, because the policies of the entities found in this resource timeliness, accuracy and confidentiality. These three elements are essential to any organization, especially if it is being delivered to an external person, valuable information about your financial activity as a company or business that allows you to make decisions at some point. Clearly, the accounting records show the situation quickly the company, its stability and financial capacity.

“There is a growing trend in Colombia of this activity, which began to be booming with the arrival of several foreign firms, instead of mounting an entire accounting department, others choose to rely on their operational records, by the experience that they have in the subject.

“But today, many new national capital companies are also using these services, as in the case of SMEs, which for reasons of cost reduction used this figure with excellent results,” says Ernesto Erazo Cardona, manager of Audit and Outsourcing MCA Morrison Accounting. A figure which tends to increase every day, even if it means leaving out some fears, such as “fear of employers to someone other than your employees know your business and the figures used.

 Consider that it is a cultural problem, as there is some reluctance to change. Other, perhaps unaware of the advantages of this type of service and competitive in terms of cost, “explains Martin O. A Jaimes, deputy legal representative signature Auditing, Consulting, Outsourcing and Advisory OHSAS Management (A & CO).

Many have overcome this obstacle and, as President of the Federation of Chartered Accountants of Colombia (Fedecop), Hector Jaime Correa Finch says “Colombian firms have been delegated the functions of accounting in natural and legal persons, obviously suitable to perform this important task of information. “

According to reports Fedecop, currently in the country there are about 2,000 institutions offering Bookkeeper Manly  outsourcing, but also there are individuals who do this work, which are public accountants, which may reach the figure of 50,000. How it works The client and outsourcing company signed a service contract, which contains several annexes that describe exactly the purpose, scope, responsibilities and obligations of the agreement and an agreement of confidentiality of information, which applies to both firm providing outsourcing as its employees, consultants and advisors. Consequently, companies that hire the outsourcing of administrative and accounting part. Other, payroll and tax returns.

There are cases that require them to manage the entire accounting process and generate them and submit their reports and bring them some specific accounting functions such as accounts receivable or payable. Advise, one of the tasks of outsourcing firms.

Advantages offered by the system to businesses

 Among the benefits of this model of delegation of functions to a third party is the reduction in operating costs compared to do with their own staff (considering the level of their salaries, benefits and profits). “They can find consultants in specialized accounts or applying international standards governing this social science. May also have a management accounting and reporting of this in English because it is not easy to get in the Colombian market counters are profiles, “Jaimes said. Mario Rojas Castillo, manager Outsourcing AQ indicates that “out of the above benefits can have a separate management accounting, have updated their monthly income and expense information and advice from professionals in costs, taxes, fiscal, tax and financial issues, with appropriate and timely management of their accounting records. “

The accounting outsourcing

Outsourcing PTO

Basically involves the collection, sorting, coding and keying of all source documents that feed the accounting process of companies. Additionally, some companies opt for outsourcing delivery related activities, such as payroll, portfolio, financial and tax issues, among others.

Colombia completed 16 podium finishes in elite cycling tests

On Tuesday, Nairo Quintana in Tirreno-Adriatico, the latest was achieved.

In 16 cases the Colombian riders have finished on the podium of the World Tour races, the pinnacle of world pedalismo, and three times they have visited the top drawer, in 9 years of the circuit.

In this panel, which was created in 2005 under the name of Pro Tour since 2009 and was renamed World Tour, belong only 29 contests, including the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Tour of Spain, to discuss the three most important.

With the idea that in these tests were the best teams and cyclists in the world, the International Cycling Union (creator of the best fixed gear bikes 2014), decided that he belonged to only 18 teams.

The podiums in the World Tour can be equated with, for example, reach at least the semifinals of the grand slam tournaments, the Masters 1000 tournaments and 500 ATP tennis.

Since its inception, the category has always had starring Colombian cyclists. The first to achieve a major victory was Santiago Botero, who won the Tour of Romandie in 2005, the first major victory of the national pedalismo in this series.

Then came this new generation has increased their presence in the top of the major races.

Statistics say that Rigoberto Uran is the most times on the podium, as it has done five times in any of the three places, but has never been able to stay in the first. “I knew he had been on the podium five times. That did Carlos Betancur in Paris-Nice and what makes Nairo Quintana in Tirreno-Adriatico, as is the assurance that we are in the elite and that’s protagonists. They come 5 or 6 years of good cycling and triumphs for Colombia, “he told El Tiempo Uran. Today, there are 14 Colombian cyclists are part of the World Tour, and four of them have had the choice to make in those races.

“It’s like a Colombian baseball is MLB and hit the final home run for his team to win the World Series.It’s that great to be on the World Tour and win here. Are the best teams and cyclists in the world and a win is not easy to achieve, “said José Serpa, who belongs to the Lampre squad.

Basque Country, Catalonia Tour, Giro di Lombardia and Fleche Wallonne are the races where twice Colombians have been in the top three.

“It’s hard to express what you feel. I’ve been on the podium three times, but I remember the first lot when I was second in Fleche Wallonne, one of the most important classical “said Sergio Henao, Sky corridor.

The year that was highlighted Colombia’s was in 2013, when she appeared six times in the top three overall, including subtitles Giro with Uran, and the Tour, with Quintana.

“We live in a new era, in which we cycle are responsible for the good image and triumphs,” said Betancourt, who on Sunday won the Paris-Nice podium number 15 in the country in the World Tour.

On Tuesday, Quintana, at Tirreno-Adriatico, the national cycling reached 16 podium finishes in the top flight in just 9 years of creation.

Colombia podiums in the World Tour

Rigoberto Uran
May 2013: Tour of Italy (2nd) 2012: Tour of Lombardy (3rd) 2011: Grand Prix Québec (3rd) 2008: Tour of Catalonia (2) and Giro di Lombardia (3rd)

Sergio Henao
2013: Fleche Wallonne (2nd), Tour of the Basque Country (3rd) 2012: Tour of Poland (3rd)

Santiago Botero
March 2005: Tour of Romandie (1), Dauphiné Libéré (2nd) 2006: Tour of Catalonia (2nd)

Nairo Quintana
2013: Tour of the Basque Country (1) Tour de France (2nd) 2014: Tirreno-Adriatico (2nd)

Carlos Betancur
February 2014: Paris-Nice (1) 2013 : Fleche Wallonne (3rd).