There is a typical view of Colombia that extends from a time well past but is forever etched into the memories of both the locals that experienced the time and from those that watched it from afar. Much has been documented, celebrated and scorned, and central characters such as Pablo Escobar will always be associated with the country.
Colombia is a cycling nation. The sport is their No.1 pastime. Professionals such as Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Uran, and Egan Bernal adorn large billboards in all major cities and more people are seen on bikes than cars.