EF Pro Cycling hoping for Higuita to emulate Urán's Grand Tour ability

EL ONCE ALTO VERJN COLOMBIA FEBRUARY 16 Podium Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia of Colombia and Team EF Pro Cycling Rigoberto Urn of Colombia and Team EF Pro Cycling Celebration Trophy during the 3rd Tour of Colombia 2020 Stage 6 a 1826km stage from Zipaquir to El Once Alto Verjn 3290m TourColombiaUCI TourColombia2020 on February 16 2020 in El Once Alto Verjn Colombia Photo by Maximiliano BlancoGetty Images
Higuita and Urán celebrate at the 2020 Tour Colombia 2.1 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

EF Pro Cycling's head of performance Peter Schep has hinted at big things for young Colombian Sergio Higuita, next in line as the team's big Grand Tour talent behind likely 2020 Tour de France leader Rigoberto Urán.

The pair enjoyed Grand Tour success in 2019, with Urán taking seventh at the Tour before sustaining brutal injuries after crashing out of the Vuelta a España, while Higuita won stage 18 at the Vuelta, which was his debut Grand Tour.

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