Urán could have written Olympic history differently

Rigoberto Urán, made news when he won silver in the summer Olympic 2012. He is also the only
Colombian to make the podium when he finished second in the Giro d’Italia.

Vincenzo Nibali took the first spot in the 2013 edition where he took over the wheels of Team Sky after Captain Wiggins abandoned ship. The renowned cyclist was born on 26th January, 1987 and is presently a member of the UCI World Tour Team Sky. In the Giro he also garnered the mountain-top stage win and was adjudged as the best young rider and awarded the white jersey the previous year. He finished an overall seventh position in the event.

Uran became the member of Team Sky in the 2011 season and earned the White Jersey for the best young rider after he took over as the leader when Bradley Wiggins went out of the race with a crash. His first win for Team Sky was achieved during the 2012 seasons at 2012 Volta a Catalunya on Stage 4. His greatest moment came when he was racing for the title of Summer Olympic road race for men in 2012 where he had to just pip the Kazak cyclist Alexander Vinokourav for a win. Both riders broke away from a desperately trying British team near Buckingham Palace and 5 miles to cover.

A slight misjudgment deprived Uran of the gold when there were barely 200 meters to cover. He unwisely looked over his shoulder to his left to see whether other cyclists were bearing on him and failed to notice Alexander Vinokourov tearing on his right side. This is when the Kazak cyclist kicked off a sprint that took the Colombian by surprise. His delayed reaction could not recover the gap between him and Vinokourov and the later finished with the gold medal. Olympic history would have been written differently if only Rigoberto had looked over his right shoulders.