After numerous rumors about Rigoberto Urán’s continuity as a professional, in statements to Caracol Radio the Colombian announced that in 2024 he will continue until the Paris Olympic Games, after which he will end his successful career as a professional cyclist.

“I’m going to give it until next year, we’re going to do the Olympics and bye”, with this forceful phrase in an interview on Caracol Radio Rigoberto Urán, one of the best Colombian cyclists of the last decade, set an end date to his prolific career as a professional cyclist.

The member of the EF Education-Easy Post club would thus end 18 years in the professional platoon in which he has passed through teams such as the Movistar structure when it was called Caisse d’Epargne, Team Sky and, now in its last stage, linked to EF Education-EasyPost.

A career in which, without counting on a tremendous number of victories, only 14, which may seem few compared to the numbers managed by the monsters of the current peloton, includes stages in Giro, Tour and Vuelta and, above all, notable classifications with a couple of second places overall in the Giro d’Italia and many others in the Tour de France, as well as the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London.

Precisely, the Paris Olympic Games will be the last race for Rigoberto Urán, one of the cyclists most loved by the fans for his extroverted and affable character as well as the spontaneity he shows in each of the interviews and statements he gives in which he does not He bites his tongue in no time.

Initially he planned to have hung up his bike at the end of this 2023 season, although, finally, the contract offer presented to him by EF Education-EasyPost convinced him to continue until the Olympic event. Apart from that race, the Colombian did not give more details about the calendar he will face during his reduced 2024 season.