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Uran signs with Cannondale-Garmin for 2016

The Colombian's palmares includes two overall podium finishes at the Giro d'Italia.

Rigoberto Uran has signed a contract to ride for Cannondale-Garmin next year, confirming a weeks-long rumor in the peloton.

The team announced the news in a press release Monday morning.

“Rigo is a leader not just for his excellent skills on the road, but for his charisma,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “He brings style and passion to racing and he will be a huge asset to the team. Rigo has one more step to climb in the Giro and I will put my heart into helping make that happen. We are very excited to add him to our 2016 lineup.”

The news comes one day after Vaughters hinted at signing the Colombian in a Twitter post.

Uran finished second at the 2013 and 2014 editions the Giro d’Italia, and won one stage in each of those races. In 2012, Uran won the best young rider classification at the Giro en route to a seventh-place overall finish.

Uran also has several top-5 GC finishes in shorter stage races, including four at the Volta a Catalunya. At the 2012 Olympics, Uran earned the silver medal in the road race.

Uran has ridden for several teams during his career, including Etixx-Quick-Step since 2014.