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Rigoberto
Uran

CO
Birthday
26.01.1987
Birthplace
Urrao
Height
173 cm
Weight
63 kg

Rigoberto's biography

Prof. since: 2006
Victories: 6
Style of rider: climber
Nickname: Rigo
Hobbies: travelling
Favourite race: Giro di Lombardia
Personal website: www.rigobertouran.com
Twitter name: @uranrigoberto 

Mountains have always been a part of Rigoberto’s life. Second at the Giro d’Italia in 2013, he was born in Colombia at almost 2,000 meters elevation and loves to train on his home roads near Medellin, riding long climbs of 2,000 to 2,500 meters. “Spectacular scenery! When I train I love to look around; it’s a sort of mental yoga,” says Rigoberto. When he is in Europe he lives in Italy - Brescia, to be precise - where he has many friends and a very special second family. “When I crashed at the Deutschland Tour in 2007 I broke a lot of bones and they were there for me,” he says. “I also have a fan club with about 70 members in Brescia.” Rigoberto first started riding thanks to his father. At 14 years of age he discovered his talent, winning his first race, a time trial. “I didn’t even have racing equipment and clothing,” Rigoberto recalls, “but from that day my life changed.” After a series of good results, Rigo exploded on the scene in the last Giro d’Italia, where in addition to second place overall he claimed a splendid victory on the Altopiano del Montasio. “That success gave me a lot of confidence and repaid me for all the hard work. Now I’m looking to the future with peace of mind, ready to climb new mountains.”

Stats 2014

UCI Ranking: 28
#Wins: 2 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 19 (More info)
Race distance covered: 11007.87 km
Days of racing: 72 days


Distances

Trofeo Ses Salines 183 km 1 days
Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana 152.9 km 1 days
Trofeo Platja de Muro 162 km 1 days
Tour of Oman 915.5 km 6 days
Strade Bianche 197 km 1 days
Tirreno-Adriatico 1028.6 km 7 days
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 1173 km 7 days
Tour de Romandie 633.37 km 6 days
Giro d'Italia 3455.7 km 21 days
Tour de l'Ain 590.5 km 5 days
Vuelta a España 2516.3 km 16 days
Total 11007.87 km 72 days

Rigoberto's victories

2007 (2)
stage 2b Euskal Bizikleta, 7th stage Tour de Suisse

2012 (2)
4th stage Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Giro del Piemonte

2013 (1)
10th stage Giro d`Italia

2014 (1)
12th stage Giro d'Italia

Rigoberto's previous teams

2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Sky Procycling (WT)
2012: Sky Procycling (WT)
2011: Sky Procycling (WT)
2010: Caisse d'Epargne (PT)
2009: Caisse d'Epargne (PT)
2008: Caisse d'Epargne (PT)
2007: Unibet.com
2006: Team Tenax Salmilano

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Rigoberto Uran will not take to the start this morning in La Vuelta España, due to asthmatic bronchitis that has been influencing his performance this last week.

OPQS rider Carlos Verona, the youngest of an original breakaway that decided a brutal 200.8km La Vuelta a España high mountain Stage 14 on Saturday, fought for a hard earned 9th place finish on La Camperona (8.3km, 7.5% average gradient).

An uncategorized uphill section in the final kilometers of 188.7km La Vuelta a España Stage 13 caused some carnage in the peloton on Friday, as some late race attacks put many riders on the limit and gaps resulted in the pack.

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Rigoberto's blog

A time trial is probably the purest form of cycling you can imagine. Just the rider and his bike fighting the course and the elements. Yesterday was not an exception to that: Climbs, fast flat parts, wind, rain, and slippery descents. If the legs …