Nairo Quintana facts for kids
Quintana at the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country
|Full name||Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas|
|Born||4 February 1990
Cómbita, Boyacá, Colombia
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 51⁄2 in)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lb; 9 st 2 lb)|
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.
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.
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 Overall Vuelta a Murcia
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st 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 Overall Tour of the Basque Country
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Burgos
- 1st Stage 5
- 2nd Overall Tour de France
- 4th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Stage 3
- 7th Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
|Tour de France Maillot Grimpeur (Polka dot jersey) winners|
1933 Trueba | 1934 Vietto | 1935 Vervaecke | 1936 Berrendero | 1937 Vervaecke | 1938 Bartali | 1939 Maes | 1947 Brambilla | 1948 Bartali | 1949 Coppi | 1950 Bobet | 1951 Géminiani | 1952 Coppi | 1953 Lorono | 1954 Bahamontes | 1955 Gaul | 1956 Gaul | 1957 Nencini | 1958 Bahamontes | 1959 Bahamontes | 1960 Massignan | 1961 Massignan | 1962 Bahamontes | 1963 Bahamontes | 1964 Bahamontes | 1965 Jimenez | 1966 Jimenez | 1967 Jimenez | 1968 Gonzalez | 1969 Merckx | 1970 Merckx | 1971 Van Impe | 1972 Van Impe | 1973 Torres | 1974 Perurena | 1975 Van Impe | 1976 Bellini | 1977 Van Impe | 1978 Martinez | 1979 Battaglin | 1980 Martin | 1981 Van Impe | 1982 Vallet | 1983 Van Impe | 1984 Millar | 1985 Herrera | 1986 Hinault | 1987 Herrera | 1988 Rooks | 1989 Theunisse | 1990 Claveyrolat | 1991 Chiappucci | 1992 Chiappucci | 1993 Rominger | 1994 Virenque | 1995 Virenque | 1996 Virenque | 1997 Virenque | 1998 Rinero | 1999 Virenque | 2000 Botero | 2001 Jalabert | 2002 Jalabert | 2003 Virenque | 2004 Virenque | 2005 Rasmussen | 2006 Rasmussen | 2007 Soler | 2008 Kohl, disqualified | 2009 Pelizotti, disqualified | 2010 Charteau | 2011 Sánchez | 2012 Voeckler | 2013 Quintana | 2014 Majka
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