Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia starts the stage in the 104th Tour de France cycling race on July 1, 2017.
Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia starts the stage in the 104th Tour de France cycling race on July 1, 2017.

In the European racing circuit, Colombian cyclists are among some of the world's best.

The capital city of Bogota is known as the birthplace of a substantial number of cycling talents.

Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana, one of the top contenders of this year's Tour de France, is one of them.

Quintana grew up cycling on the steep hills of the mountainous region.

He has now become an inspiration to thousands of Colombians who climb the dizzying mountains and pedal through its valleys every day.

Dimitri O'Donnell reports from Bogota, Colombia for TRT World.

Source: TRT World