A few days after his attack in the streets of Bogota, Oscar Sevilla gave his testimony about what he experienced. After leaving the hospital, the man wearing the Medellin team's colours talked about this traumatic experience for COPE's El Partidazo. The Spanish Colombian , whose stolen bike was found by the police, explained: "I have a fracture of the radius, two broken ribs, but I am alive. I was leaving my house, in a relative safe area of Bogota, and after a kilometer, five or six people came out of a corner with sticks and knives... They hit me and made me fall off the bike. They started beating me, I told them not to hurt me and to take the bike, the helmet, the shoes, the glasses... I was afraid because of the knives but it didn't last long and neighbours showed up."
"They didn't give me time to talk. It was horrible. The police told me that they identified the attackers, it's a gang they've been chasing for six months. Let's hope my experience gets them over with. It's gonna scare me to ride my bike out now. I hadn't been robbed or assaulted before, but it happened where I least expected it to happen," added the man who took the podium at the Tour de San Juan in January. Despite everything, Oscar Sevilla intends to resume the competition at 41 years old.