Uran shaping up for Olympic medal defence

In 2012, Rigoberto Uran surprised the world when he finished second in the Olympic Games road race in London behind Alexander Vinokourov. Although he finished the Giro d'Italia as best young rider and seventh place overall, he was not among the pre-race favourites, but found a perfect companion when he attacked with 8km to go with Kazakhstan's veteran. At just 25, he was outsmarted by the then-38-year-old Vinokourov and had to settle for the silver medal.

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