Rigoberto Uran signs for three more seasons with Cannondale-Drapac
Aug 14 2017 07:53 pm CET

Rigoberto Uran signs for three more seasons with Cannondale-Drapac
Rigoberto Uran signs for three more seasons with Cannondale-Drapac
Photo of Rigoberto Uran by Cannondale-Drapac

Cannondale-Drapac has announced the contract extension of Rigoberto Uran. The Colombian will stay in the American squad for three more years.

The runner-up of the Tour de France feels at home at Cannondale-Drapac. "I’m very happy with the team," said the rider. "The environment here suits me. I have a lot of respect for the people that are part of the team – the mechanics, the soigneurs, the staff, my teammates. They know how to have fun off the bike and be serious when it’s time to race. That’s important to me.

"A three-year contract offers security, and the team is willing to allow me to focus my season on the Tour de France. I was very happy to sign."

Uran has spent much of the two years at the team struggling with bronchitis and colds, which have disrupted his performance. "Cycling is a sport where people have a bad year or two and they get written off quickly," commented Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters. "And let me qualify that Uran’s 'bad year' included a seventh place finish at the Giro d’Italia while racing with bronchitis. We knew what he was capable of."

Despite twice finishing second in the Giro d'Italia and coming in second at the recent Tour de France, the rider still has to win his first professional stage race. "Always second," he affirmed. "I’ll race many races, and I have many goals. The biggest, of course, is the Tour de France. I want to win the Tour."




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