- Began cycling at the age of 15.
- Is the younger brother of Juliana Gaviria, also a cyclist, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
- Gained international recognition after defeating former world champion Mark Cavendish at the 2015 Tour de San Luis.
- Signed a professional contract with the Etixx–Quick-Step cycling team for the 2016 season.
- Took back-to-back golds in the Omnium at the 2015 and 2016 World Championships.
- Came in fourth in the men's Omnium at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
- José Hernando Gaviria — Father
- María del Carmen Rendón — Mother
- Juliana Gaviria — Sister