Uran to lead EF Education First-Drapac at the Vuelta a Espana

Rigoberto Uran (EF-Drapac) relieved to have avoided time loss

Rigoberto Uran will lead EF Education First-Drapac at the Vuelta a España that starts in Malaga on Saturday. A crash at the Tour de France forced the Colombian to later abandon the race but he can now look to redeem his Grand Tour hopes this season at the Spanish Grand Tour. "Rigo is our leader and will contest the general classification," said the team's director Juan Manuel Garate. "We have the space to show how good he is and how good we are with this team at the Vuelta." After finishing second overall at the Tour de France last year, Uran had focussed his attentions on July's French Grand Tour with a goal of finishing one place better and winning the overall title. An unfortunate crash during the cobbled stage 9 caused injuries to his left leg and arm. He continued racing, but lost significant time in the Alps stage ...

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