Rigob­erto Uran

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

Colom­bia, EF Ed­u­ca­tion First Dra­pac pre­sented by Can­non­dale Af­ter back-to-back runner-up spots in the 2013 and 2014 Giros, Rigob­erto Uran’s un­spec­tac­u­lar Grand Tour re­sults dur­ing the next cou­ple of sea­sons al­most made one dis­miss him as a main con­tender. But in 2017, the EF Ed­u­ca­tion First Dra­pac man was back to his finest, earn­ing his great­est Grand Tour ac­com­plish­ment by com­ing sec­ond to Froome. His stage win while stuck in his bike’s 53 x 11 gear is the stuff of le­gends. Uran tends to fol­low at­tacks in­stead of launch­ing them, but it’s an ef­fec­tive strat­egy, es­pe­cially with his sharp time tri­alling. Still, the Colom­bian has never won a stage race in his pro­fes­sional ca­reer. He placed third in the Oro y Paz and 10th in Tir­reno-adri­atico.

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