It’s no secret that VeloVoices are big fans of Emily Maye‘s photography and her work with Trek Factory Racing always has that behind-the-scenes feel. In parts one and two of a new series from the team, Emily and the team’s PR manager Tim Vanderjeugd visit Julian Arredondo in Colombia.
Colombia has a long history of cycling and is currently providing the professional peloton with some amazing talent – Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Uran and, of course, Julian Arredondo, to name a few. In this Trek feature, Arredondo talks about his background, his career and his love for his hometown.
I prefer the peace and quiet of Ciudad Bolívar, the humid air that makes our coffee blossom, the square and its little bars that you’ll see in a bit, and mostly the people. My people.
Emily’s photographs capture the feel of the town, making you feel the steamy heat of Colombia and tasting the strong shot of coffee in a neighbourhood bar with a bunch of Colombian cyclists.
Header photograph: ©Emily Maye and Trek Factory Racing