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Video: Rigoberto Uran takes on team mechanic in bartape-wrapping battle

Who's the top wrapper at Cannondale-Drapac?...

The month after he finished second to Chris Froome at the Tour de France, Rigoberto Uran found himself in a rather different kind of battle - taking on Cannondale-Drapac team mechanic Jorge Quieros in a challenge to find out who can wrap handlebar tape quickest.

Their contest features in this video from team sponsor fi'zi:k upladed to YouTube in August and the first in a series of similar challenges - you'll find others on the brand's page on the video-sharing site.

 If you've never wrapped your own bartape and fancy having a go, here's's guide to how to do it.

> How to wrap handlebar tape

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Anquetilslovechild | 6 years ago


Valbrona | 6 years ago

'We can't win a race for toffee, so we have to get the team some publicity some other way'.

alansmurphy | 6 years ago
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No spoilers!

BarryBianchi | 6 years ago
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Well, that really was absolutely fascinating.

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