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History

Toni Colom was born under the sign of Taurus on May 11th 1978 in the village of Bunyola, located in the heart of the Tramontana mountain range on the island of Majorca.

At age three, Toni came in contact with a bicycle for the first time, a gift from his parents, which he soon mastered. At age 12, he participated in his first race, finishing second. At that moment, he discovered his admiration for this sport and began his training, becoming a regular at races and enjoying the world of cycling.

After years of competing nationally and internationally in semiprofessional categories, his triumphs gave him the necessary support to move on to the professional level.

At age 19, Toni Colom made his professional début in the ranks of the Amica Chips –Costa de Almería team. He then joined the Jazztel –Costa de Almería and Relax Fuenlabrada teams. With the latter he scored his first major win, the overall victory in the Vuelta a Andalucía in 2002.

In 2004, just as he was about to sign a contract with the Portuguese team La Pecol, he received an offer from the Illes Balears-Banesto team. The offer was primarily because of his Majorcan roots, but during the first stages he showcased the class and category that would carry him to become one of the better cyclists in the early stages of the season.

During the following three years he racked up a dozen podiums in national and international tours and finished well in one-day stages.

In 2007, Toni signed with Vinokourov’s Astana team. The early stages couldn’t have been better; he won the fourth stage of the Challenge Mallorca.

It’s with this team and that Toni achieved his first major international victory, the fifth stage of the Dauphiné Libéré of that same year, which automatically enrolled him in the Tour de France, where he finished well in several mountain stages.  He was one of the top contenders for the combativity award and made the podium.

In 2008, the Astana team came under the leadership of new manager Johan Bruyneel, and so did Toni. A teammate of Alberto Contador, the cyclist from Bunyola obtained several good results, but without a doubt, his shining moment of the year was his participation in the Giro d’Italia, where he became the first Spaniard to win the summit stage of Mortirolo. He was also given the Gregarious Award of the 2008 Giro.

In 2009, Toni signed with the Russian team Katusha as team leader. Following a spectacular season start, where he won several major courses, among which were the Majorca Challenge, one stage in the Algarve Tour and another one in the Paris Nice, he was forced to reconsider his professional future due to an adverse result in a control conducted by the UCI. Motivated by the constant requests he received to share his sporting skills and know-how, he decided to create a personalized and exclusive service, the goal of which is to help to improve and increase personal satisfaction through sports, offering beginner, amateur and professional athletes the possibility to constantly move forward and achieve their desired goals and objectives.