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173 cm
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:
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: 16 (More info)
Race distance covered: 9949.17 km
Days of racing: 65 days


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 1457.6 km 9 days
Total 9949.17 km 65 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)
2006: Team Tenax Salmilano

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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team went on the offensive in the 185km Stage 9 of La Vuelta a España on Sunday. First, Carlos Verona and Tom Boonen made the original breakaway of 31 riders. Then, Rigoberto Uran, led by Tony Martin, attempted to get a gap on other GC contenders to gain back some time late in the stage. The result was a 19th place finish for Uran, moving him up to 9th in the GC (+1'26") as there was a shift in the overall classification in a hectic final.

Belgian based Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team used the crosswinds to their advantage once again, this time keeping themselves in the front group formed by crosswinds in the final 30km of 207km La Vuelta a España Stage 8 on Saturday.

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Rigoberto Uran remained with a very select group until inside 2km to go on the 167.1km 6th stage of La Vuelta a España on Thursday. However, with Movistar putting two on the front to keep the pace high, riders were shedding off the back with every meter of those last two kilometers.

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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 …