Colombian’s TT sees him carry the day by 53 seconds; into second overall
A mountain time trial doesn’t suit most riders… then again, most riders aren’t Rigoberto Urán. The terrain and Rigo’s mettle proved an ideal match, as the Colombian made a joyous return to the podium Saturday, winning stage seven at Tour de Suisse by an emphatic margin of 53 seconds.
“This race is hard because my first win in this race was in 2007, many years ago. Today’s time trial was special because there was the climb and then the downhill. It was a special day for me and the team,” said Urán.
Not only is today’s win his first since 2017 when he won Milano-Torino and took a stage at the Tour de France, but it’s also his first since becoming a father in March.
“This year is so special for me. I haven’t raced much, also because of a small problem, but I had good preparation for the Tour de France and done some hard racing here at the Tour de Suisse.”
He is now in second place by just 17 seconds on the general classification with one stage remaining. He will have the full support of the team, but Rigo takes nothing for granted. “With these great legs, I’ll try. But it’s a hard stage and the Tour de Suisse ends tomorrow.”