Rigoberto Uran: I feel I'm in very good shape
Oct 05 2017 06:34 pm CET

Rigoberto Uran: I feel I'm in very good shape
Rigoberto Uran: I feel I'm in very good shape
Photo of Rigoberto Uran by Cannondale-Drapac

One year after he finished in the third position, Rigoberto Uran came back to Milano-Torino to win it, getting a result that confirmed the good shape of the rider.

Uran attacked in the last kilometres and despite Adam Yates' efforts to catch him, the Colombian crossed the finish line seconds ahead of the Briton. "I'm very happy about this win," said Uran at the end of the race. "I possibly attacked a bit too early but I wanted to try from that far out because I feel I'm in very good shape, and I know this climb very well.

"Il Lombardia is coming and it's great to see that I am in a good condition to push a big gear in the hills. Winning is great, but for me, the most important thing is to enjoy racing as much as I did at the Tour de France."

During the last ascent of the race, the Cannondale-Drapac rider attacked with riders like Fabio Aru (Astana) and David Gaudu (FDJ) and after some time of riding together, he launched an attack that nobody could match and that took him to the victory. "In my career, sometimes I’ve been told that I've attacked too early or too late," he explained. "Today it was early, not exactly when I planned to do it but I saw a gap and I went – in the hardest part of the final climb. I thought Fabio Aru or someone would come across but nobody did.

"I had the situation under control at the end but I wasn’t 100% sure of winning until I looked behind me in the final curve. It’s important for me and for the team to get a victory, especially as a confidence booster ahead of Il Lombardia, which is a race I like a lot. I know it very well and I have a lot of fans here in Italy, the first European country I came to for racing in 2006."




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