Rigoberto Urán

Location
Monaco
Weight
60kg
Height
173cm
Birthday
26/01/1987
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Italian, English
Aug
24
Last Race
Vuelta a España
Spain

Rigoberto Urán is currently racing his fourth season with the team. The 32-year-old produced our most successful Tour de France campaign to date when he finished a close second to Chris Froome (Team Sky) at the 2017 Tour de France.

Rigo has won 16 races in his 13 years as a professional, including a stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia and a stage of the 2017 Tour de France. He has twice finished second overall at the Giro. He earned the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games Road Race.

The Colombian is the first to note that his most important results are his series of second-place finishes rather than his race wins. He hopes to change that in the upcoming seasons. Signed to EF Education First through the 2020 season, Rigo aims to put argyle atop the podium in Paris, and the team is fully prepared to back Rigo in pursuit of his biggest goals.

 

Q&A with Rigoberto

What would you be if you weren't a professional cyclist?

An astronaut. Why not?

What's one thing you never travel without?

A pillow to sleep on

Favorite city?

My favorite city is Medellín.

What's your dream vacation?

I really like vacations that involve the beach, the ocean. I’d like to go to Bali.

What's the first important cycling moment of your career that you can remember?

My first cycling moment was something special, many years ago. 2001. I was in a cycling school in Urrao, and I was running a time trial and I didn’t know what that was. So they had told me that I had to go from one place to another, as fast as possible. It’s one of those moments that I remember starting out on my bike, and I beat all the other kids that ran that trial. I’m talking about the year 2001. So it’s very fun.