Janier Acevedo

Janier Acevedo

Acevedo at the 2014 Tour de San Luis
Personal information
Full name Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle
Born (1985-12-06) 6 December 1985
Caramanta, Antioquia, Colombia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
Current team Cannondale–Drapac
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Professional team(s)
2011–2012 Aguardiente Antioqueño-Lotería de Medellín
2013 Jamis–Hagens Berman
2014–2015 Garmin–Sharp
2016– Team Jamis
Infobox last updated on
24 January 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Acevedo and the second or maternal family name is Calle.

Janier Alexis Acevedo Calle (born 6 December 1985) is a Colombian professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI Continental Team Jamis.[1][2][3]


2013 season

While riding for Jamis–Hagens Berman in 2013, he won a mountaintop finish on Stage 2 of the Tour of California, twelve seconds ahead of eventual overall winner, Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing Team.[4] He subsequently finished third overall in the Tour, and briefly wore the leader's jersey before van Garderen claimed it.[5]

In September 2013, it was announced that Acevedo would move to the Omega Pharma–Quick-Step squad for the 2014 season.[6][7] However, a month later, Acevedo was said to have broken a "verbal agreement" with Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, with the intention to join Garmin–Sharp instead.[2][8]

Major results


1st Overall, Vuelta Ciclista a Costa Rica
1st Stages 8 & 10
1st Stage 6, Vuelta a Guatemala
1st Stage 4, Tour of Utah
8th, Pan American Road Race Championships
6th Overall, Vuelta Mexico
1st, UCI America Tour
3rd Overall, Tour of Utah
3rd Overall, Tour of California
1st Stage 2
4th Overall, USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stage 4
5th Overall, Tour of the Gila
1st Stage 1
8th Overall, Tour de San Luis
9th Overall, Tour of California
9th Overall, Tour de Suisse
4th GP Miguel Indurain
3rd Overall, Joe Martin Stage Race
1st Stage 1
8th Overall Tour de San Luis


  1. 1 2 "Profile of Janier Acevedo". Cannondale–Drapac. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Matthew Beaudin (24 September 2013). "Garmin set for dramatic overhaul in 2014". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. Kirsten Frattini (29 October 2015). "Acevedo leaves Cannondale-Garmin, returns to Jamis in 2016". Cycling News. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. Laura Weislo (14 May 2013). "Acevedo powers to Palm Springs victory". Cyclingnews.com. San Diego, California: Future plc. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. "Results: 2013 Amgen Tour of California, stage 8". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  6. "OPQS Signs Wout Poels and Janier Acevedo". Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Decolef. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  7. "Report: Acevedo to Garmin". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, England: Future plc. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  8. Neal Rogers (2 October 2013). "Vaughters confirms Acevedo's signing with Garmin". VeloNews. San Diego, California: Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  9. "Janier Acevedo at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  10. "Janier Acevedo at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
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