Rigoberto Uran started the penultimate stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France in third place on the general classification. He produced a strong time to slot into eighth place on the stage and gain one spot overall. The Colombian will roll out for the processional to Paris in second place on the general classification.
While second place is close enough to the win that the result has a tinge of bittersweet, no Slipstream Sports rider has ever stood on the overall podium in Paris. There is notable collective pride in this historic achievement
“You race to win,” said Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters as he travelled from Marseille to Paris. “You train to win. You organize a team to win. The other 200 guys also want to win. While winning is always the goal, second place is certainly an incredibly worthy achievement in the Tour de France. We played the game the best we could. From Rigo to all the staff that make it all happen. We gave 100 percent, and we always have to be happy with that.”