To top it off, shortly before the start of the Giro, bike manufacturer Specialized will provide a personalised bike for the leader. And what a bike it is. The bike - a Specialized S-Works Tarmac - is painted in the colours of Uran's native Colombia. On the back of the seat tube is the slogan 'Strength and Honor'.
In terms of design the S-Works Tarmac continues to build on the previous generation (S-Works Tarmac SL4). This applies to the frame, the soft shape transitions as well as the sand-shaped head tube. The smaller bike should allow Urán to take corners more smoothly. While the construction of the WiFli rear derailleur should allow him to shift up a gear during the mountain stages.
The Colombian did not disappoint as a classification leader but eventually had to make do with second place in the final classification. Not least after compatriot Nairo Quintana - so the Colombian honour remains high.