Nico Deportago-Cabrera began his career in cycling as a bike messenger in Chicago, IL in 2008. What started as a casual flirtation with the downtown hustle turned into an intensive immersion in the messenger culture and lifestyle.
Messenger work led to messenger races and those races became the foundation for an alternative approach to the traditional career as a professional cyclist. While his roots remain firmly planted in the streets that shaped him, Nico’s palmares in cycling span a diverse set of disciplines. Be it gravel grinders like Dirty Kanza, ultra-endurance races like the Transcontinental, or inner-city alleycat races like Monstertrack NYC Nico can be found fully stoked and at the front of the pack.
The search for a unique experience in life is the driving force behind Nico’s cycling and is what keeps him constantly pedaling forward.