Uran targets the Tour de France, the World Championships and “the classics or the Vuelta”


Rigoberto Uran of EF Pro Cycling says he thinks the rest of the races this season will be more open due to the revised schedule of races taking place at different times of the year than usual, and that the Tour de France will be “interesting”, with the Grand Tour de France scheduled to take place at the end of August and September.

“I hope to do the Tour again this year, then the World Championships, and I don’t know if I’m going to do the Classics or the Vuelta a España,” said Uran. Marca.com at week-end.

The Colombian climber finished seventh overall last year’s Tour before suffering serious injuries after crashing into the Vuelta in September, which ended his season. Uran broke his collarbone, scapula and several ribs and suffered from a punctured lung, which kept him in hospital for almost three weeks.

He returned to home racing on Tour Colombia 2.1 in February, and has only had six days of racing in his legs so far this season.

“There are almost four months left before the Tour, which is the perfect time to get there in very good condition,” he said.

The recent announcement by the UCI of a revised timetable for the rest of the 2020 season has given, according to Uran, “a little peace of mind that there is already light at the end of the tunnel”.

“I think the race will be a little bit more open because of the schedule change and because we won’t have as many running miles in the legs,” said the 33-year-old. “And I think it’s going to be an interesting tour, but we’re going to have to wait and see what happens.

“We hope that these races can take place, but it is more important to save lives,” he said. “While we are doing this, sport has to take a back seat. “


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