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Unibet.com adds young Colombian Uran

By:
John Trevorrow
Published:
November 01, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:33 BST
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Latest Cycling News for November 1, 2006

Rigoberto Uran is the latest addition for Unibet.com. The 19 year-old Colombian, riding the last...

Rigoberto Uran is the latest addition for Unibet.com. The 19 year-old Colombian, riding the last year with Tenax-Salmilano, signed a contract for three seasons with the Belgian-based squad.

"Uran is a very talented rider who has the potential of becoming an excellent climber and crono man. Furthermore he's really ambitious", noted Director Sportif Jacques Hanegraaf of Unibet.com.

Rigoberto Uran is the second Colombian Unibet.com has recruited for the 2007 season; Earlier in October, the team also signed Victor Hugo Peña. Uran, Colombian junior road champion in 2005, will enter his second season as a professional with Unibet.com.

Unibet.com, which is expected to go ProTour in 2007, is also beefing up their Continental team, this year known as Unibet-Davo. According to tuttobiciweb.com, the team has acquired two Bretons, Florian Guillou, 23 years-old, and Jean-Marc Bideau, 22. Both riders, coming from French team Super Sport 35 - AC Noyal-Châtillon, have signed for one year.

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