Sunday July 7th, 2013

Stage 9Saint-Girons / Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Start 11h30 GMT 2+

Nairo Quintana: "We are able to upset things..."

interview07.07.2013Stage 9- Saint-Girons / Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Movistar was in an attacking mood in stage nine and their antics proved a point: it is possible to split the Sky riders up and isolate the leader. The best young rider explains...

"I take a lot of pleasure from what we did and I still hope to win a stage by the end of the Tour. Today I missed a bit of strength when I wanted to attack in the finale, but we made a good stage, knowing that our goal is to get to the podium Alejandro Valverde. We know that Team Sky is strong, but we also have a very good level, and so we must show that we are able to upset things. Of course, Chris Froome is very strong, but we are confident that if we can separate him from his team-mates, then we can then attack. When they are together, it is very difficult.

“Personally, I have the white jersey of best young rider, and I will try to defend it. But I do not know how I will feel after three weeks of racing at this intensity.”

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