• Alexandr Vinokurov and Rigoberto Uran Take First and Second In Men’s London Road Cycling Race

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    In a wild day of cycling in London, Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokurov took the top spot on the men’s road cycling podium, followed closely behind by Columbia’s Rigoberto Uran. Vinokurov bettered his 3rd place finish in 2000 with his top performance today in London. While he was planning retirement following the 2012 season already, Vinokurov was more than happy to win the biggest race of his career during its final moments. Team Great Britain, who was considered a heavy favorite in the race, controlled the front of the peloton most of the day, but didn’t have enough in the end to top Vinokurov and the rest of the riders in front of them. The United States’ Taylor Phinney, finished just outside of podium position in fourth place.

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