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Nairo Quintana
Personal information
Full name Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
Born 4 February 1990 (1990-02-04) (age 30)
Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Team information
Current team Team Movistar
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climbing specialist
Infobox last updated on
31 May 2014

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas, ODB, (born 4 February 1990) is a Colombian professional cyclist. He rides for Team Movistar. He is a specialist climber. In 2014 he won the Giro d'Italia. In 2013 he won the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France.

Career

ToB 2013 - Nairo Quintana 04
Quintana at the 2013 Tour of Britain

In 2012, he moved to Europe to join the Spanish Movistar Team. He won the Vuelta a Murcia and also won the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Route du Sud and the Giro dell'Emilia. At the Vuelta a Espana, he helped his teammate Alejandro Valverde finish in second place overall.

In 2013, Quintana won the Tour of the Basque Country and the Vuelta a Burgos.

At the 2013 Tour de France, Quintana attacked on the mountain stages and finished second overall. He also won the Young Riders Jersey and the Polka dot jersey competition for the best climber.

2014 season

He won the Tour de San Luis and came second overall at Tirreno-Adriatico.

Because of the high mountains included in the 2014 Giro d'Italia, Quintana decided to try to win the Giro instead of racing in the Tour de France. He didn't begin the Giro very well, but rode strongly in the final week and won the race. As well as winning overall, Quintana won the white jersey for best young rider.

Achievements

2010
1st Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stages 6 & 7
2011
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification, Volta a Catalunya
2012
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 3
1st Giro dell'Emilia
1st Stage 6 Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
1st Young rider classification, Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey violet.svg Overall Vuelta a Burgos
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 20
4th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
2014
1st Jersey orange.svg Overall Tour de San Luis
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 16 & 19 (ITT)
2nd Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya


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