‘Maybe people forgot about Uran, but it’s at their cost that they underestimate him’

Rigoberto Uran’s form at the Tour de France is not a surprise to his Cannondale-Drapac team, and with him possessing a stronger time trial than most of his other GC rivals, he could be the rider most dangerous to Chris Froome

Rigoberto Uran on stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Teams and general classification riders will suffer the consequences of underestimating Rigoberto Uran, at this year's Tour de France, according to his Cannondale-Drapac teammate Andrew Talansky.

Uran has the been the surprise of the Tour so far, with him winning stage nine and being just 29 seconds adrift of race leader Chris Froome after stage 14.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.