Rigoberto Uran: “This is the time to win the Giro d’Italia”

Rigoberto Uran has clearly stated that his 2016 goals are Giro d’Italia and the Olympics Road Race in Rio. The Cannondale rider has been twice on the second place in Corsa Rosa, but this time he want the pink jersey.

“This is the time to win the Giro d’Italia,” Uran said. “The Giro and the Olympic Games are the two main objectives of the year. I have total belief in returning to the podium of the Giro; that is the idea. We are training a lot, well and I trust that we can fight for it.”

The 29-year-old Colombian says that his new team is a good fit and he has been surprised at how well he has fit in to the American squad’s philosophy. The fact they have allowed him train at home in Colombia has really helped him adapt.

“The experience has been quite good, better than I had hoped for,” Uran explained. “The sensations are really good. I’ve had some good preparation, and we have worked really well. That has to continue. To train at home at about 2,500 metres altitude and with really good temperatures, it is the best preparation that one could have.”