Uran wins stage nine ON THE COSMIC ULTIMATE WHEEL
Yesterday, Cannondale-Drapac leader Rigoberto Uran won the queen’s stage at the Tour de France on the Cosmic Ultimate wheel-tire system. After receiving crucial support from the Mavic Neutral Support team, he went on to beat his breakaway companions in dramatic fashion. Chapeau Rigo !!
Here is the report from Slipstream Sports:
“Rigoberto Uran won a crash-filled stage of the Tour de France in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The Colombian, riding with only two gears due to a late race mechanical issue, won a six-up sprint in Chambéry. To add to the drama, the race jury required finish line photos to declare Uran the winner ahead of Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb).
The stage nine victory is Uran’s first Tour de France stage win and his first victory in Cannondale-Drapac #GreenArgyle.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Uran. “I didn’t think it was true. I was actually leaving for anti-doping control when they told me I had won. It’s a huge surprise for me.
“When there was the crash of Richie Porte and Dan Martin, Martin hit my gear and broke it,” Uran added. “I did the whole descent with a broken gear, and I was thinking that I had to find a way to save the day.”
Save the day he did. The descent off Mont du Chat concluded with around 14-kilometers still to race. Uran’s derailleur hanger was bent, and his shifting was broken when he paid a visit to the Mavic neutral support car where Mavic mechanic Max Ruphy put the chain in biggest gear, the 11. Uran was left with two gear options: 53/11 and 39/11.”
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