Urán ready for first mountain test at Giro d'Italia

Rigoberto Uran finishes up

Rigoberto Uran finishes up (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Rigoberto Urán shipped a blow on Thursday's crash-strewn stage to Montecassino, but Omega Pharma-QuickStep directeur sportif Davide Bramati has warned that the decisive rounds of this Giro d'Italia will arrive in the final week, when the cumulative effects of three weeks of sparring exact their real toll.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.