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Colombian president lauds national racer in Tour de France
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Colombian president lauds national racer in Tour de France

Jul 15 2013, 6:05am CDT | by

Bogota, July 15 (IANS) Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos praised cyclist Nairo Quintana for coming in a respectable second place in the gruelling Mont Ventoux mountain stage of the Tour de France, behind Britain's Christopher Froome.

Bogota, July 15 — Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos praised cyclist Nairo Quintana for coming in a respectable second place in the gruelling Mont Ventoux mountain stage of the Tour de France,...

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Colombian president lauds national racer in Tour de France

Jul 15 2013, 6:05am CDT | by

Bogota, July 15 (IANS) Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos praised cyclist Nairo Quintana for coming in a respectable second place in the gruelling Mont Ventoux mountain stage of the Tour de France, behind Britain's Christopher Froome.

Bogota, July 15 — Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos praised cyclist Nairo Quintana for coming in a respectable second place in the gruelling Mont Ventoux mountain stage of the Tour de France, behind Britain's Christopher Froome.

"Congratulations to Nairo Quintana for the second place in the Tour de France stage, which allows him to again take the lead of the young (division)," Santos said via Twitter Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The 23-year-old Quintana, a member of the Spanish Movistar team, is in sixth place overall, trailing the leader of the Tour, Froome by five minutes and 47 seconds at the end of the 15th leg of the cycling competition.

Colombia's Quintana is the top young cyclist of the French tour and the second-best in the mountain division, dominated by the cyclist from the Sky team.

Quintana's mother Maria Rojas also celebrated her son's performance Sunday, which saw him trail Froome by just 29 seconds in the longest leg (245.5 km) of the tour.

"It's a very special day," she told reporters covering the event. "Nairo is the pride of the family and we know he's going to go much farther, because when he sets a goal, he always achieves it. I'm so happy."

Quintana appeared satisfied with the outcome of the race, saying his main objective was to hold on to the white jersey that identifies the top young cyclist of the tour, which began June 29 and concludes July 21.

The race resumes Tuesday, with the 168-km Vaison-to-Gap leg.

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Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there would ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Qu ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t th ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there would be so many Colombians ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there would be so many Colombians he ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. ...
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Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there would be s ...
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8 weeks ago

Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there ...
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8 weeks ago

Colombia’s Quintana claims Giro d’Italia win

Jun 1 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TRIESTE, Italy — Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered as cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France. The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2 minute, 58 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory. "It’s really emotional," Quintana said. "I didn’t think there would be so many Colomb ...
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