For a country with only 11 Olympic medals in history, any medal is a big deal, but Rigoberto Uran's is special. First of all, it's in cycling. Cycling is "our" sport. Secondly, Uran is a young athlete, who still has a lot to give. I don't want to get all nationalistic, but it's hard not to. Colombia doesn't get to celebrate very often, so I'm happy and proud.
We will talk a lot more about the race itself and the mix-up that almost prevented Uran from even racing that day, on the podcast tomorrow.
Until then, my brother Klaus re-posted his interview with Rigoberto on his blog. Check it out.