Bio

The Colombian made the switch from Caisse d’Epargne at the end of 2010 and began his campaign strongly with top-five finishes at Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Volta a Catalunya. He then enjoyed a late-season flurry by claiming podium positions at both the GP de Quebec and Giro dell’Emilia.

It was at the Tour de France though where Urán really came of age, and a superb climbing display on a mountainous 14th stage saw him finish in fifth place on the day and move top of the young riders’ classification.

In his five seasons as a professional, Urán has only tasted success once, on stage seven at the 2007 Tour de Suisse for the Unibet.com team, but has come close on several other occasions.

Perhaps the highest-profile of those was his third-place at the 2008 Giro di Lombardia and Rigoberto is determined to add to that winning tally.

Uran currently rides for Belgian based team, Omega Pharma Quick-Step.

Rigoberto Urán

Cycling: Team OPQS 2014

“As a professional cyclist you obviously dream about victories and as someone who has that winning mentality it’s a big goal of mine. I have confidence in my ability and know that if I continue to work hard I can be right up there again next season and hopefully the wins will come.”

Date of Birth:
January 26, 1987
Hometown:
Urrao, Colombia
Sponsors:
Omega Pharma Quick-Step, Oakley

Career Highlights

    • 2007: 2nd, Colombian National Time Trial Championship
    • 2007: 1st Stage 8, Tour de Suisse
    • 2008: 2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
    • 2009: 5th Overall Tour de Romandie
    • 2010: 7th Overall Tour de Suisse
    • 2011: 3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
    • 2011: 5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
    • 2011: 5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
    • 2011: 5th, Stage 14 - Tour de France
    • 2011: Wore Best Young Rider Jersey, Stages 14 - 17, Tour de France
    • 2012: 4th Overall, Volta a Catalunya
    • 2012: Bronze - Olympic Games - London - Road Race