Tuesday July 16th, 2013

Stage 16Vaison-la-Romaine / Gap

Start 13h25 GMT 2+

Nairo Quintana: The fall... "it's not my fault"

interview16.07.2013Stage 16- Vaison-la-Romaine / Gap

The best young rider in the 2013 Tour de France moved up from sixth to fifth on GC and, like many at the end of the stage to Gap, he was already thinking about the time trial of stage 17.

"I have recovered from the effort on the Mont Ventoux, I still have some juice for the Alps. Today I made an effort to distance my nearest rival for the white jersey [Michal] Kwiatkowski. Then, on the descent Alberto Contador set a very fast pace, and I did not see what happened in the fall. In any case, it is not my fault.

“Tomorrow, I have come to make good against the clock, not to lose too much time on my rivals. The course is better for me than the Mont-Saint-Michel...”

Stage 16 Vaison-la-Romaine / Gap

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