Monday, July 30, 2012

Rigoberto Uran's Silver Medal

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.


  1. Krusher, any day I see you have a new podcast up, is a great day. I like to listen while grinding out the day's ride, dude! Best 'cast in cycling, hands down. This year has been the hardest yet for me, but I did get to see the boys of Colombia Coldeportes in person, so it can't be all that bad.

    What did suck is that I couldn't afford a Cycling Inquisition kit, now that would have been awesome in May. I'm still hoping to do that soon.

    1. Hahaha! dude, if you listen when you ride, don't go crashing when you roll your eyes at all the nonsense we spew. remember: eyes on the road. safety first!

    2. You're right, I have had some fun laughing away. I don't usually play music, because that can cause problems. Can't play metal if it isn't loud, right? That's for when I stop to eat.

      With podcasts or news, I can easily hear if the derailleur needs a little trim, a tire picks up a bit of glass, or the hissss of approaching cars.