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Video: Uran and Henao double up for Sky

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 17, 2013, 12:02,
Updated:
May 17, 2013, 13:05
Edition:
Third Edition Cycling News, Friday, May 17, 2013
Race:
Giro d'Italia
Rigoberto Uran (Sky) gave Sky another win in this year's race

Rigoberto Uran (Sky) gave Sky another win in this year's race

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Pair talk strengths and weaknesses as Uran leads team

With Bradley Wiggins on his way home from the Giro d’Italia, Sky’s leadership has fallen at the feet of Rigoberto Uran who lies third overall, 2:04 down on race leader Vinceno Nibali (Astana).

Uran, who finished seventh in last year’s race, will find complete backing from his team and especially compatriot Sergio Henao, who sits 11th in the general classification.

The pair may ride for the same team but their friendship goes back nearly a decade when the pair were racing in South America. Uran was the first to make the switch to Europe, signing for Spanish team Caisse d’Epargne before linking up with Sky in 2011. Henao moved to the British team at the start of last season and has already demonstrated his climbing ability in the time since.

In this exclusive video for Cyclingnews both Uran and Henao talk about their cycling roots, each other’s strengths and weaknesses – Henao rides too quickly in training – and whether they could compete against each other on different teams.

Chuck_T More than 1 year ago
The Union of the Snake is on....
Froome19 More than 1 year ago
Lovely interview
Mark Schwitau More than 1 year ago
Great to see these guys up front ina personal interview. They are not just faceless domestiques behind racing glasses. Both very accomplished, professional and hungry. Nice job CN.
Raoul Duke More than 1 year ago
Nice video, if Uran has the legs that he had on the stage he won, look out this weekend and during the last week!
Aaron Wyatt More than 1 year ago
My wife says Sergio is muy montanero, being a country boy myself I can appreciate it
chrishent More than 1 year ago
Not surprising. Rionegro, where Henao is from, is not that big of a place and 2200 m above sea level. So that definitely qualifies as montañero :) on the other hand, Urán seems to have lost a bit of that Paisa accent due to spending all these years in Spain, but you can still say without a doubt that he's paisita