In the road test, the Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran He again demonstrated his category and gave the fight for a medal until the end. The Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz took the goldBelgian Wout van Aert took silver, while Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, recently Tour de France champion, took bronze.
The ‘Locomotive’ won after traveling 234 ‘kilometers in a time of 6 hours, 05’ minutes and 26 ”seconds, Urrao’s ‘Bull’ who had already achieved the silver medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games arrived for his part came in eighth place 1 ‘: 07 ”behind the leader.
The other Colombians were further behind and arrived like this: Esteban Chaves – position 45, Nairo Quintana – position 69 and Sergio Higuita – position 81.
Now Rigo must put his goals in the time trial that will be held next Wednesday, July 28, where he will replace Daniel Felipe Martínez, who could not attend because of his coronavirus infection.
After finishing the road test Rigoberto Urán declared in Snail Television and spoke about his performance to get the medal, as well as showing his joy for Carapaz’s triumph: “We gave everything, we really fought a lot on the climb with the group. The Olympics are to have luck, to be in the court that is and we fought it and gave everything. There was no medal but we gave it our all (…) This was very hard due to the heat, humidity and unevenness. It was a lot of mountains, I had good options and I’m happy because a friend wins, I gave it my all, but the road and the bicycle put you in the position ”.