After a Tour de France that did not go according to plan, Rigoberto Uran will look to redeem his Grand Tour hopes this season at the Vuelta.
“It’s a hard Vuelta without many opportunities for the sprinters,” said the team’s sports director Juanma Garate. “Lots of technical, narrow roads.
“Flat stages, on paper, all of them have an area of wind. It’s important to ride with focus. We can’t ride in the back and relax. There’s no time for that. Flat stages, on paper, all of them have an area of wind. We need to focus every day from day one.”
Uran will return to the Vuelta a Espana after four years of absence.
“This team is really strong for this Vuelta,” commented the Colombian. “I have strong guys for the climbing days, guys for the flat stages and guys for the wind. I’m really happy with the team for this Vuelta, and I believe we can do something special.”
EF Education First-Drapac for the Vuelta: Rigoberto Uran, Simon Clarke, Mitch Docker, Sebastian Langeveld, Daniel Moreno, Pierre Rolland, Tom Van Asbroeck and Michael Woods.