Rigoberto Uran: Rider profile

Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran rides for the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team and is their main challenger for the grand tours

Cycling: Team OPQS 2014
(Image credit: Tim De Waele)

RIGOBERTO URAN
Date of birth: 26/01/1987

From: Urrao, Colombia

Team: Omega Pharma-QuickStep

Previous teams: Team Sky (2013-2011), Caisse d'Epargne (2010-2008), Unibet.com (2007)

Twitter: @UranRigoberto

Rigoberto Uran career profile

While Uran's palmares remains a little thin on the ground in terms of wins, there is no doubting the Colombian's talent. Second at the 2013 Giro d'Italia to an unstoppable Vincenzo Nibali, Uran proved that he could challenge for grand tours no matter the terrain or the climate.

After a few quiet years with the Spanish Caisse d'Epargne team, Uran shot to prominence when he joined Team Sky as one of Bradley Wiggins's key mountain domestiques. However, the two forged different paths as Uran rode for himself, often in Italy, rather than in Sky's Tour de France squad.

Uran will now lead Omega Pharma-QuickStep in grand tours along with sprinter Mark Cavendish.

Rigoberto Uran results

2014

Giro d'Italia: stage 12 (ITT)

2013

Giro d'Italia: Stage 10

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Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling when channel surfing in 1989 and happening across the greatest ever edition of the Tour de France. He's been a Greg LeMond fan ever since. He started racing in 1995 when moving to university in North Wales gave him more time to train and some amazing roads to train on. He raced domestically for several years, riding everything from Surrey leagues to time trials, track and even a few Premier Calendars. In 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium with the Kingsnorth International Wheelers. 


Since working for Cycling Weekly he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer but he still hasn't completed the CW5000 challenge!


SIMON IS CURRENTLY RIDING

Road bike: Pinarello K8S with Shimano Dura Ace

TT bike: Specialized Venge road bike with FFWD wheels and Easton Attack TT bars

Gravel bike: N/A

Training bike: Rourke custom hand made with Reynolds 853 steel