Rigoberto Urán is a veteran Colombian cyclist who currently races for the EF Education-EasyPost team. Urán is one of the most decorated South American riders of all time with stage wins in all three of cycling’s Grand Tours and second overall at the 2017 edition of the Tour de France. Urán has also won several high-profile one-day races including Milano-Torino, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Gran Piemonte.
Urán has been in the professional peloton since the mid-2000s having come through the ranks with Team Maxbo-Bianchi and then Unibet.com. Urán moved to Caisse d’Epargne in 2008 and spent three years on the team before joining Team Sky at the start of 2011.
At the British team, Urán developed into a stage racing leader, finishing seventh overall at the 2012 Giro d’Italia, and then taking second in the Olympic Games road race in London. He returned to the Giro d'Italia the following season, winning a stage and finishing second overall after Sky’s initial leader, Bradley Wiggins, dropped out of contention. Urán’s success in Italy saw him change teams with a two-year deal agreed with Omega Pharma Quick-Step for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
In his first season on the Belgian team, Urán once again finished second in the Giro d’Italia, this time behind compatriot Nairo Quintana.
Urán was unable to replicate his Grand Tour form in 2015 and at the end of the year he signed with Cannondale Pro Cycling, with the team later morphing into EF Education-EasyPost. Urán finished seventh in Giro d’Italia in his first year with the American team but the following season he enjoyed his best result in a Grand Tour with a stage win and second overall at the Giro, behind eventual winner Chris Froome. Urán closed out the campaign with a win in Milano-Torino.
Between 2018 and 2021 Urán continued to show his consistency with several top-tens in Grand Tours and a stage win in the 2021 edition of the Tour de Suisse. In 2022 he finished 25th at the Tour de France after a difficult first part of the season but he returned with a stage win and ninth overall at the Vuelta a España to close out his year.
2024 will be Urań's final season in the peloton, as the charismatic Colombian announced his impending retirement after a lacklustre 2023 campaign.
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