QPQS Squad For The Vuelta a Espana

18-Aug-2014: OPQS has officially announced the squad that will take part in La Vuelta a España. There are 21 stages covering 3239.9km from August 23rd until September 14th. The race is divided into five flat stages, 13 medium and high mountain stages, and two individual time trials. There is also a 12.6km team time trial to open the race. The individual time trials are during stages 10 and 21, at … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana Climbs Into The Pink Jersey

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MILAN, May 27, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian climber Nairo Quintana completed an epic day of racing on the Giro d'Italia by claiming victory on a controversy-hit 16th stage and the race leader's jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. Quintana's hopes of competing for the overall title this year suffered a blow when he tumbled down the standings to 3min 29sec behind Uran after the first two … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 13 Success Won By Breakaway

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RIVAROLO CANAVESE, Italy, May 23, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Marco Canola prevailed in a sprint finish to the Giro d'Italia 13th stage on Friday, with Colombian Rigoberto Uran retaining the overall leader's pink jersey. Canola, with the Bardiani team, celebrated his biggest success by fending off Venezuela's Jackson Rodriguez and French rider Angelo Tulik in a dash to the line at the end of … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 12 Time Trial See’s Pink Jersey Change

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BAROLO, Italy, May 22, 2014 (AFP) - Colombia's Rigoberto Uran won stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday, taking control of the leader's pink jersey from Cadel Evans following a 41.9-kilometre time-trial. While Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Uran claimed his first individual time-trial success after posting a best time of 57min 34sec, Australian Evans endured a difficult day in the … [Read more...]

Warren Barguil Wins His Second Vuelta Stage, Nibali Loses Time

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HUESCA, Spain, Sept 09, 2013 (AFP) - Frenchman Warren Barguil clinched his second stage win in four days as race leader Vincenzo Nibali's advantage was substantially reduced in the Tour of Spain on Monday. Barguil somehow held on to win a photo finish with Colombian Rigoberto Uran as Poland's Bartosz Huzarski took third on the 146.8km 16th stage from Graus to Sallent de Gallego. … [Read more...]

Rigoberto Uran Solo’s To 10th Stage Victory in Giro d’Italia

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ALTOPIANO DEL MONTASIO, Italy, May 14, 2013 (AFP) - Olympic silver medalist Rigoberto Uran solo's to victory in the hilly 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, as his Sky team leader and race favorite Bradley Wiggins lost more time to race leader Vincenzo Nibali. Uran attacked on his own before the final 4.4km climb to the summit finish of Altopiano del Montasio in what … [Read more...]

Uran Bags Stage, Albasini Retains Tour of Catalonia Lead

MADRID, March 22, 2012 (AFP) - Colombia's Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) won the Tour of Catalonia's fourth stage on Thursday after outsprinting Russian Denis Menchov and Sylvester Szmyd of Poland after 199km of racing from Tremp to Asco. Swiss Michael Albasini (GreenEdge), who won the first two stages, retained the race lead ahead of Friday's hilly fifth stage, held over 207km from Asco to … [Read more...]

Uran Boosts Sky With Tour’s White Jersey

Plateau de Beille, France, July 16, 2011 (AFP) - Colombian Rigoberto Uran boosted the fortunes of British outfit Team Sky by taking over the Tour de France white jersey after the tough 14th stage on Saturday. Uran, who is racing his second Tour de France, took the lead of the competition for the best placed rider aged 25 or under from Frenchman Arnold Jeannesson of FDJ. The Colombian … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Signs To Ride With Team Sky

PARIS - Australia's Michael Rogers has ended a successful five-year spell with HTC-Columbia by signing for British outfit Team Sky. The 30-year-old from Canberra, a three-time world time trial champion, brings a wealth of stage-racing experience as a veteran of nine Grand Tours. Sports director Sean Yates is delighted to have Rogers on board and feels he can be a great role model for … [Read more...]

Three New Riders Signings For Team Sky

Team Sky have announced three new signings for the 2011 season - Rigoberto Urán, Xabier Zandio and Alex Dowsett. Announcing the new riders, Team Principal Dave Brailsford said: "These signings will strengthen our squad even further for our second season on the road. Rigoberto and Xabier join from Caisse d'Epargne and both should come to the fore in the mountains in the Grand Tours, an area we … [Read more...]