Cannondale-Drapac communications director Matt Beaudin and Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters watched the conclusion of stage nine on TV in the team bus. Vaughters had signed Rigoberto Urán to ride as a grand tour leader.

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Urán's win on the Tour de France's biggest stage was huge for Cannondale-Drapac, which hadn't won a Tour stage in years.

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Colombians gathered in big numbers and chanted "RIGO RIGO RIGO" and sang songs.

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Colombian fans really get into the Tour and their riders and are among the most passionate.

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Cannondale-Drapac does not win often, but it has a connection with its fans unlike that of the other American teams, Trek and BMC.

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Andrew Talansky and sports director Charly Wegelius shared their joy at Urán's win.

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The team mechanics were overcome with emotion at Urán's win.

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Upon rolling into town American Taylor Phinney celebrated with the team staff.

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New Zealander Patrick Bevin rolled in and was congratulated by members of the staff. Winning is a team effort, after all.

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Sports director Charly Wegelius hugged everyone he met.

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Cannondale-Drapac rolled the dice in signing Urán as its leader in grand tours, and it has paid off.

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For Vaughters, Urán's win comes at a perfect time as he is looking for a new title sponsor for his team.

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Going forward, the team will look to get Urán on the podium in Paris.

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