Sunday July 14th, 2013

Stage 15Givors / Mont Ventoux

Start 10h45 GMT 2+

Nairo Quintana: "At the end I lacked strength"

interview14.07.2013Stage 15- Givors / Mont Ventoux

The best young rider after 15 stages will not wear the white jersey in stage 16, instead Nairo Quintana - who is second to Froome in the climbing classification - will wear the polka-dot jersey but the Colombian has hopes for two things by the end of the 100th Tour: victory in the youth classification as well as a place on the podium for GC.

“I had the illusion that I would win the stage but at the end I lacked strength. I gave everything I had, but this was a very difficult climb and the whole day had been raced at a fast pace. I'm absolutely exhausted. I can see Chris Froome on the trainer now but I can only think about rest. I thought he'd be less strong than he was but he produced a violent effort and just could not follow.

“I don't want to chose between a place on the podium or the white jersey – I want both. For now, I will defend the white jersey.”

Stage 15 Givors / Mont Ventoux

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