Rigoberto Uran becomes first Colombian to lead Giro d'Italia

Rigoberto Uran's Giro d'Italia time trial stage win puts him in the coveted maglia rosa

Rigoberto Uran wins stage twelve of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

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Rigoberto Urán won the Giro d'Italia's time trial to Barolo and became the first Colombian in race history to wear the leader's pink jersey. He put 1-34 minutes into former race leader Cadel Evans to take head the general classification by 37 seconds.

"This Giro d'Italia means a lot to me and today I was able to go better than I thought to get this pink jersey," Urán said. "I've worked in the wind tunnel and I've worked on my time trial bike to get this result."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.