Uran is back

Gustavo César Veloso (Karpin-Galicia) may have won the final overall ranking of the 88th edition of...

Gustavo César Veloso (Karpin-Galicia) may have won the final overall ranking of the 88th edition of the Volta a Catalunya, but Columbian Rigoberto Uran of the Caisse d'Epargne team was just as happy with second overall, just 16 seconds behind Veloso. Andalucía-Cajasur's José Luis Carrasco won the final 122km stage six of the Volta a Catalunya from Pallejá to Barcelona.

"I have to be happy with the second place but in fact I am really satisfied with what I did in this Volta and most of all with the progress I realized since my operation" said Uran. "It was not easy for me to come back and I am still following a re-education program for my right hand, but all the sacrifices I did the last weeks were really worth the while.

Looking ahead, Uran said, "Now I will prepare myself for the Tour of Switzerland where I hope to win a stage, the same way I did it last year."

See Cyclingnews' full coverage of the final stage of the Volta a Catalunya.

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