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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: 23
#Wins: 2 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 14 (More info)
Race distance covered: 7901.07 km
Days of racing: 51 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
Total 7901.07 km 51 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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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Rigoberto Uran became the first rider in team history to make the podium of a Grand Tour. The Colombian rider finished 2nd overall behind winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar), after finishing 28th in the 172km 21st and final stage.

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team showed its team spirit at the 167km Giro d'Italia Stage 20 on Saturday. Wout Poels, and eventually Pieter Serry who was formely in the breakaway, escorted Rigoberto Uran on the brutal Monte Zoncolan (GPM 1) summit finish. The effort of OPQS was impressive, as the Maglia Rosa group was already down to an elite selection of less than 10 riders with 5km left to go in the stage.

The 26.8km Stage 19 Mountain Time Trial, which arrived on GPM 1 Cima Grappa (Crespano del Grappa) further separated all GC contenders on Friday. Rigoberto Uran powered to a 3rd place finish (+1'26") behind Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who won the stage with a time of 1:05.37. That time was faster than 2nd place Fabio Aru (Astana) by 17 seconds.

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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 …