Quintana grabs yellow on Route du Sud
TOULOUSE (FRANCE) – Colombian climbing king Nairo Quintana grabbed the yellow jersey around the third stage from the Route du Sud on Friday as he dominated time-trial at Albi.
Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana participates an exercise session near Sopo, Cundinamarca department, on June 10, 2016
The Movistar team rider, who won the wedding this year and it was runner-as much as Alberto Contador this past year, immediately dedicated victory to his wife who had been celebrating her birthday.
“Among the finest to inform her I really like her she’s an excellent person, who loves and takes proper care of me and our kids. She is a good lady,” Quintana told reporters.
Friday’s action saw two stages, with France’s John Coquard winning the 2nd stage over 92.4km from Saint-Pierre-de-Trivisy to Albi in front of fellow Frenchman Stephane Pouilhies.
Within the third stage — a period-trial in 2 parts around Albi — Quintana edge out France’s Sylvain Chavanel, who’s second within the overall standings, just 11 seconds behind.
Saturday’s stage is 184.9km between Saint-Gaudens and Val d’Azun Couraduque and includes five climbs.