The cyclist from Antioquia achieved his first victory in the Iberian round. His pocket also celebrates.

The cyclist from Antioquia achieved his first victory in the Iberian round. His pocket also celebrates.

Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-EasyPost), felt “very happy” after winning the goal of the Tentudía Monastery , a fact that meant closing the cycle of victories in the big three.

His victory in stage 17 translates into joy. And his pocket feels it too.

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'Rigo' celebrates

The Antioquian cyclist achieved his first victory in the Iberian round. Your pocket also celebrates.

This Wednesday's victory represented the triumph of self-belief, of the experience and strength that the 35-year-old cyclist from Antioquia has left.

(In context: Triumph Rigoberto Urán in stage 17 of the Vuelta a España)

“It is always very nice to win. In the Vuelta I had been looking for it for many years, because one already has victories in the Giro and in the Tour, and the Vuelta was missing. As a three-week runner he is supposed to fulfill a dream. It's a very special day. Finishing first makes me very happy”, he said excitedly.

Urán was the strongest among the 13 runners who staged the day's breakaway, and in the end, despite the attacks of his rivals, the cyclist from Urrao was able to enter first position.

“I am the first to believe in myself. Many times, when the objectives are not met, one has to be realistic, but today I am happy, happy, and I take this opportunity to send a greeting to our director, who had to leave the race with some problems with his family”, he said.

In addition, Urán specified that “this victory means that we always have to believe, fight.Sometimes our results are very far away and impossible to reach, but the important thing is to get up every day with a good attitude, with happiness and try not to lose hope. It is something that I have been applying in my life”, he detailed.

The leader of EF Education explained the development of the moment of truth in the stage, when with 1 km to go the attacks

“There were very fast runners, obviously I had to spend a little more because it was the one that was benefiting me the most, taking time in the general classification. Riders like Soler are very strong, I had to be attentive. Finally, with 300 meters to go, I saw the opportunity , and I said: 'it's now or never.' Giggs, to the court: serious accusation of his ex-girlfriend for gender violence).

The award for the Antioqueño

The cyclist from Antioquia achieved his first victory in the Iberian round. n celebrate.

According to what is established by the organization of the Vuelta, the prize for winning the stage for Urán is 11 thousand euros.< br>
In Colombian pesos, the value would rise to more than 48 million pesos.

Of course, it is very difficult for all the loot to go for 'Rigo', because the EF squad, like so many others, usually distributes the accumulated prize among its members at the end of the race.

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