Rigoberto Uran: In around six years I will retire from cycling
Oct 21 2017 06:45 pm CET

Rigoberto Uran: In around six years I will retire from cycling
Rigoberto Uran: In around six years I will retire from cycling
Photo of Rigoberto Uran by Cannondale-Drapac

Rigoberto Uran is having a holiday in his home country Colombia, where he has talked about the near future projects and the day he will stop as a professional cyclist.

After finishing a season in which he finished second in the Tour de France and won Milano-Torino, the rider has talked about his retirement from the sport. "In around six years I will finish my work as an athlete and then I will dedicate myself to the television and all the projects that will come," he said to El Colombiano newspaper.

"I have worked in some TV productions in Colombia, but right now I don't have the time. I've also received calls to become a tv presenter, even from the news, but right now I'm very busy for all that."

Uran was also asked about how well the route of the 2018 Tour de France suits him. "All the courses are difficult, hard. It is important to arrive in a good condition. When you feel fine, the route doesn't matter so much. It is fundamental to have a good team and enjoy the race," he explained.

The Colombian also has his opinion on trying to ride all three Grand Tours in one season. "You could try it, but riding the three of them is very difficult. I think a rider could do two, but it is complicated because the Giro d'Italia is a very difficult race," he commented.

"Also, if the weather is really bad, it demands more from the body and then the recovery time in between the races can be too short."

The rider was received like a hero by his compatriots after taking two victories in the past season. "I feel happiness and commitment because I realised that I'm not only representing a team but an entire country where there are many people that identify with the sport," he affirmed.

"To be on the podium and see the flag of Colombia there high in the Champs-Elysees, is something that gave me a lot of joy."




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