Log in:  

Register

Rigoberto Uran discussion thread.

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Eshnar, Irondan, King Boonen, Red Rick, Pricey_sky

26 Jul 2017 15:53

What???? That's ESPN the narrator is Mario Sábato from Argentina, the commentator is Oscar "Trapito" Restrepo... football journo who moved to Miami around 10 years ago.

You may like it once in a while but having to deal with it day and day out... it's worse than Kirby.

Thanks god I can understand more languages
User avatar slosada
Member
 
Posts: 448
Joined: 29 May 2013 17:36


26 Jul 2017 18:54

From street vendor to Tour de France star, the extraordinary determination of Rigoberto Urán
http://www.businessinsider.com/rigoberto-uran-colombian-cyclng-violence-tour-de-france-2017-7
zepecat
Newly Registered Member
 
Posts: 9
Joined: 10 Jul 2017 04:28

29 Jul 2017 09:50

Front page says he's in talks with Cannondale, UAE, Astana and Trek for next year. I'd like to see him wear that Trek kit.
User avatar SergeDeM
Member
 
Posts: 349
Joined: 09 Aug 2009 15:51
Location: Madrid, Spain

Re:

29 Jul 2017 21:34

zepecat wrote:From street vendor to Tour de France star, the extraordinary determination of Rigoberto Urán
http://www.businessinsider.com/rigoberto-uran-colombian-cyclng-violence-tour-de-france-2017-7

Excellent read.

I guess I knew about his cruel past, but interesting second article about the Money Ball Cannondale. I know that JV does not have many fans in this forum but in reality he is working hard in scouting the right cyclists and rolling the dice with them.
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,360
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

07 Dec 2017 15:03

Well there it is. Best sportsman of the year according to the Espectador newspaper.

It wasn't like the was too much fight this year. Still very good for him and the resurgence of his career.

http://www.revistamundociclistico.com/ruta/24555-rigoberto-uran-el-deportista-del-ano-fernando-gaviria-en-el-podio-de-los-elegidos-.html

Image
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,360
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

06 Jul 2018 15:27

I'm going to type the same thing about RU that I just typed about Bardet: I'm hoping for at least five GC guys to kick the crap out of each other, and he is one of the guys who can mix it up at the front. I hope that his legs are good and that his mind is on fight mode. RU has a history of better TTs than Romain, but as of the last few years his TTs are a little less dependable.
jmdirt
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,204
Joined: 06 Dec 2013 17:33

Re: Rigoberto Uran discussion thread.

06 Jul 2018 20:29

On paper the GC battle should be way harder than last year so a podium place might be hard to achieve.A top 5 looks possible,higher placing not without a great TTT/TT.
User avatar DBotero
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,313
Joined: 14 Mar 2015 14:22

Re: Rigoberto Uran discussion thread.

07 Jul 2018 02:39

DBotero wrote:On paper the GC battle should be way harder than last year so a podium place might be hard to achieve.A top 5 looks possible,higher placing not without a great TTT/TT.


Interesting though there is hardly any talk about him after hitting the podium last year but the field this year looks even harder. Not much being said about Bardet either. I get the feeling that most journalists seem to really only give Quintana or Porte any chance of beating Froome. Very open race I think.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,510
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

07 Jul 2018 15:42

Unfortunalety, Uran's TTT prospects have taken a blow with Craddock's crash.

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/1015611543789039616
Doesn't sound optimistic.
Wij steunen hem, tenzij hij niet genoeg fietst.
Anderis
Member
 
Posts: 1,806
Joined: 10 May 2013 20:16

Re:

07 Jul 2018 16:44

Anderis wrote:Unfortunalety, Uran's TTT prospects have taken a blow with Craddock's crash.

https://twitter.com/Ride_Argyle/status/1015611543789039616
Doesn't sound optimistic.



Yeah, does not sound good
Salvarani
Member
 
Posts: 675
Joined: 15 Oct 2017 15:25

07 Jul 2018 16:56

but 51 seconds up on Froome.
"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
User avatar Robert5091
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,019
Joined: 29 Mar 2016 08:56
Location: stockholm, sweden

Re:

07 Jul 2018 18:31

zepecat wrote:From street vendor to Tour de France star, the extraordinary determination of Rigoberto Urán
http://www.businessinsider.com/rigoberto-uran-colombian-cyclng-violence-tour-de-france-2017-7


Great story. Wish I’d known last year so I could have cheered harder!
VayaVayaVaya
Junior Member
 
Posts: 194
Joined: 01 Jun 2015 13:45

09 Jul 2018 14:43

Good TTT for UR and Slipstream Education!
jmdirt
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,204
Joined: 06 Dec 2013 17:33

Re:

09 Jul 2018 15:54

jmdirt wrote:Good TTT for UR and Slipstream Education!

He is 3rd of the GC riders.
Not bad so far.
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,360
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

Re: Re:

09 Jul 2018 16:34

Escarabajo wrote:
jmdirt wrote:Good TTT for UR and Slipstream Education!

He is 3rd of the GC riders.
Not bad so far.


In a very good position as he is a stronger TT rider than many of the riders behind him. Early days of course. Couple of good stages coming up for him also on stage 5 and I think the Bretagne stage.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,510
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

Re:

11 Jul 2018 09:44

jmdirt wrote:Good TTT for UR and Slipstream Education!


Two good TTT from Garmin (I still call them that) :) , one yesterday in the final
del1962
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,808
Joined: 16 Oct 2012 17:20

12 Jul 2018 16:18

I'm slightly worried by what Uran has shown on stages 5 and 6. Mur de Bretagne should suit him, he finished 3rd there in 2011. But even on yesterday's finish he seemed to ride too far behind for a podium contender and risked losing seconds already. Looks like he might not be in as good form as last year.
Wij steunen hem, tenzij hij niet genoeg fietst.
Anderis
Member
 
Posts: 1,806
Joined: 10 May 2013 20:16

Re:

12 Jul 2018 16:43

Anderis wrote:I'm slightly worried by what Uran has shown on stages 5 and 6. Mur de Bretagne should suit him, he finished 3rd there in 2011. But even on yesterday's finish he seemed to ride too far behind for a podium contender and risked losing seconds already. Looks like he might not be in as good form as last year.

Same here, he should have been upthere, maybe not for the win or bonus seconds (as there are good puncheurs like Bala, Martin, Ala, etc..) but enough to be in the leading group.
But the performance so far has been good... I wonder if he decided to start the race on the heavier side
User avatar slosada
Member
 
Posts: 448
Joined: 29 May 2013 17:36

12 Jul 2018 19:14

The only catch is that last year and last year is when I have seen him climbing the best because he looks leaner. And probably lost some weight. S along with weight he lost power. He used to be very good in this type of finishes. Just a thought!
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,360
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

PreviousNext

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 30 guests

Back to top