Colombian cyclist Oran postpones retirement for a few years

Colombian cyclist Oran postpones retirement for a few years

Colombian Rigoberto Uran has postponed his bicycle pension. The 35-year-old Uran initially wanted to stop after this season, but upon closer examination, he will be on for a few more years. “My life is on the bike,” the US team EF Education-EasyPost rider said, as he extended his contract.

Oran finished second behind Britain’s Chris Froome at the 2017 Tour de France. He was also a two-time runner-up in the Giro and at the 2012 London Olympics taking silver in the road race, behind Kazakhstan’s Alexander Vinokourov.

The Colombian rode both the Tour de France and the Vuelta this year, finishing 25th and ninth, respectively. At the beginning of September, he booked his first stage victory at the Vuelta a España, which means he is now a hit on all the major tours.

Uran finished the season with some top 10 placements in the Italian one-day races. It caused the climber to reconsider his earlier decision to quit. “My family loves it in Europe. I love it here too, and I love racing here. That’s why I decided to continue for a few more years.”

AP

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