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Nairo Quintana wins 2014 Giro d'Italia cycling grand tour

Colombian climber Nairo Quintana won the Giro d'Italia grand tour cycling race, as Colombians captured the top two spots in general classification

| Sport News | Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:11 pm

Colombian cycling climbing specialist Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) won the 2014 Giro d'Italia grand tour cycling race, finishing the 21-stage race 2 minutes, 58 seconds ahead of Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), and 4 minutes, 4 seconds ahead of Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team). Incredibly, this was Quintana's second grand tour, and he looked comfortable in the mountains, able to maintain pace with any attacks on steeper inclines.

 

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"Now that the final finish line is crossed, I am so happy," Quintana said after sealing the overall victory. "I had the support of my team, and the support of my nation. I am very content to win this Giro. It was never easy, but the team backed me in all the hard moments."

 

It's an impressive victory for the 24-year-old, as he also won the best young rider classification and two stages throughout three weeks. Although Quintana will skip the Tour de France in July, he could lead the Movistar team during the 2015 Tour next season.

NEWS SOURCESCyclingnews.com, I1.eurosport.com

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