Colombian cyclist Rigoberto Uran of EF Education First Pro Cycling is the focus of a recent Netflix short in the Perfiles Originales series. The 32-year-old from Urrao in the department of Antioquia stars in the Netflix América Latina short that is available exclusively on social media.
The profile is all in Spanish. In the piece, the 2017 runner up at the Tour de France and two-time career podium finisher at the Giro d’Italia talks enthusiastically about leadership in cycling and what it means for him. He compares it to The Professor character in the Netflix original series Money Heist, La casa de papel.
“I started riding a bike because I was doing very badly in the other sports,” Uran recalls. He left his home where he made a living selling lottery tickets to support his family to join a European cycling team.
“One without a team cannot achieve anything, nothing, nothing, can achieve many small things, but winning a race like the Tour de France is impossible, ” he says from the back of a truck driving the streets of Colombia.
At 32-years-old, Uran is entering the final phase of his career but says that he continues to enjoy the sport despite the continuous pressure to perform. He adds that through good and bad results you always keep learning in cycling.