Rigoberto Uran returns to Vuelta a España as leader of EF Education First
Aug 22 2018 03:19 am CET

Rigoberto Uran returns to Vuelta a España as leader of EF Education First
Rigoberto Uran returns to Vuelta a España as leader of EF Education First
EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

EF Education First-Drapac will start at the upcoming Vuelta a España with a skilful roster led by Rigoberto Uran.

The last grand tour of the season is set to be very tough with nine summit finishes, four mid-mountain stages and six flat courses. "It’s a hard Vuelta without many opportunities for the sprinters," said the team's sports director Juanma Garate. "Lots of technical, narrow roads.

"Flat stages, on paper, all of them have an area of wind. It’s important to ride with focus. We can’t ride in the back and relax. There’s no time for that. Flat stages, on paper, all of them have an area of wind. We need to focus every day from day one."

Uran will return to the Vuelta a España after four years of absence. "This team is really strong for this Vuelta," commented the Colombian. "I have strong guys for the climbing days, guys for the flat stages and guys for the wind. I’m really happy with the team for this Vuelta, and I believe we can do something special."

Complete roster of EF Education First-Drapac for the Vuelta a España (25th of August-16th of September):

Simon Clarke
Mitch Docker
Sebastian Langeveld
Dani Moreno
Pierre Rolland
Rigoberto Uran
Tom Van Asbroeck
Mike Woods




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