Vuelta a España - Nairo Quintana: I’m really thankful of what Marc Soler did at the finish
Sep 02 2019 04:05 am CET

Vuelta a España - Nairo Quintana: I’m really thankful of what Marc Soler did at the finish
Vuelta a España - Nairo Quintana: I’m really thankful of what Marc Soler did at the finish
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) crossed the finish line of the ninth stage of the Vuelta a España in the second position and climbed to the top of the General Classification.

The Colombian showed a good performance throughout the tough stage in Andorra and after several attacks and the help of Marc Soler, he managed to arrive to the finish in the second position and 23 seconds behind the winner of the stage Tadej Pogacar. This was enough for the rider to take the lead of the overall standing of the Spanish grand tour.

"A very tough stage, where we always tried to ride on the attack to gain an edge on (Primoz) Roglic," said the Colombian. "I’m really thankful about what Marc Soler did there in the finish, as well as with all other team-mates. We always said we would be going day-by-day, seeing what Alejandro and I could do, supporting whoever is doing best, and the team has been protecting us both so far and we’ve been working together to take this jersey.

"There’s still a long way to go in this Vuelta. Roglic still has an advantage, considering the TT on Tuesday. We would have to make a big, big effort in the time trial not to lose the jersey, which is what will probably happen, but once we’re over it and together with the team, we will keep making efforts to take the jersey back and hopefully keep it until the end."




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