Esteban Chaves‘ second-place finish at the Giro d’Italia sealed a place for the Orica-GreenEdge rider while Rigoberto Urán, the silver medalist from the 2012 London Games, has also been named in the squad.
“We chose these riders based on their careers, form, and experience – in the case of Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Henao – at past Olympics,” said national coach Carlos Jaramillo.
“Miguel López is in there because he’s a rider with a great future who has proven himself in big races. Also, it’s a course for climbers and he could lend us a very good hand in that respect.”
Jaramillo travelled out to Brazil to recon the road race route earlier this month, accompanied by Urán.
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