September 25, 2017
Milano-Torino (1.HC) 186km
Uran wins the oldest one day race.
It is the oldest one-day race in the world, dating back 134 years, and it was a delighted Urtan who took a solo victory to add his name to a long list of exulted winners. The Columbian made his decisive move with three kilometres to go and held off Orica-Scott Brit Adam Yates to win by 10 seconds with Fabio Aru (astana) taking third spot.
Speaking at teh press conference Uran said, In my career, sometimes Iíve been told that Iíve attacked too early or too late. Today it was early, not exactly when I planned to do it but I saw a gap and I went Ė in the hardest part of the final climb. I thought Fabio Aru or someone would come across but nobody did. I had the situation under control at the end but I wasnít 100% sure of winning until I looked behind me in the final curve. Itís important for me and for the team to get a victory, especially as a confidence booster ahead of Il Lombardia, which is a race I like a lot. I know it very well and I have a lot of fans here in Italy, the first European country I came to for racing in 2006.Ē