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Ramón Hoyos

Full name: Ramón Hoyos Vallejo
Nickname(s): El Escarabajo / Don Ramón de Marinilla
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 26, 1932 in Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia
Died: November 19, 2014 in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Country: COL Colombia
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Ramón Hoyos competed in the road race at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics, although he also rode the team pursuit in 1956. His greatest accomplishment came at the 1955 Pan American Games, when he won the road race and Colombia to the team gold medal. Hoyos was a five-time champion at the Vuelta a Colombia, winning consecutively from 1953-56 and 1958. In 1955 he won 12 stages during the race. He also won the 1954 Tour of Puerto Rico. Hoyos became a sports reporter, later working for El Espectador.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Colombia COL 13
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Colombia COL 8
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Colombia COL 1 h1 r1/4
1960 Summer 28 Roma Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Colombia COL 48

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Colombia Final Standings 13 at 2:23
1960 Summer 28 Roma Cycling Colombia Final Standings 48 at 1:01

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Colombia COL Final Standings 8 13

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Colombia COL Round One Heat One 1 5:09.4
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