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. In that time he has written product reviews, features 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. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.