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Nairo Quintana
Quintana at the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country
Personal information
Full name Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas
  • The Lion
  • El Cóndor de los Andes
  • Nairoman
Born 4 February 1990 (1990-02-04) (age 31)
Cómbita, Boyacá, Colombia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9 st 2 lb)
Team information
Current team Arkéa–Samsic
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Mountains classification (2013)
Young rider classification (2013, 2015)
3 individual stages (2013, 2018, 2019)
Giro d'Italia
General classification (2014)
Young rider classification (2014)
3 individual stages (2014, 2017)
Vuelta a España
General classification (2016)
Combination classification (2016)
2 individual stages (2016, 2019)
2 TTT stages (2012, 2014)

Stage races

Tour of the Basque Country (2013)
Volta a Catalunya (2016)
Tour de Romandie (2016)
Tirreno–Adriatico (2015, 2017)
Vuelta a Burgos (2013, 2014)
Tour de la Provence (2020)

One-day races and Classics

Giro dell'Emilia (2012)

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.


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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.


1st Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stages 6 & 7
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification, Volta a Catalunya
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
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
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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