Nairo Quintana claimed the 19th Colombian stage victory at the Tour de France and the third this year after two bunch sprints by Fernando Gaviria, making the South American nation the most successful so far. The Movistar climber took the highest summit of the 105th edition in a solo move in the last climb to col du Portet. Geraint Thomas extended his lead in the overall ranking.
It was short and intense. I like that. I was a bit worried after the hard day we had yesterday. But I felt good. I reckoned this stage with Bob Jungels and it helped me. I targeted the KOM points of the first climb. I also passed the second one at the front but after that, it was impossible to keep going. I’ve never been supported by the...
I didn’t know what to expect but it’s been a hard day and I’m happy to leave it behind. Chris [Froome] told me with 4 or 5km to go that he wasn’t feeling great. There was no way I’d have attacked him but it made me understand that the others had to be in trouble too. I followed Roglic and Dumoulin and I went for...
The truth is this is a well-deserved victory, not only for me but for my team who worked really hard and aggressively for that. We’ve demonstrated to being a great team. I knew the course. I reckoned the final climb but what made me win is above all the support of the squad, and especially Alejandro Valverde who waited for me and put me in a fantastic position. The overall...
|Road||Kilometers||Schedules Local Time|
|From the finish||From the start||Caravan||26km/h||28km/h||30km/h|
|Col de Peyresourde (PORTET-DE-LUCHON)||51.5||13.5||13:35||15:55||15:51||15:48|
|D117 Montée de Peyragudes (1 645 m)||50||15||13:40||16:00||15:56||15:52|
|Peyragudes (GERM) (D117-D619)||49||16||13:41||16:01||15:56||15:53|
|D619 La Sapinière (D619-D618)||46||19||13:44||16:04||16:00||15:56|
|D618 LOUDERVIELLE (près)||43.5||21.5||13:47||16:07||16:03||15:59|
|LOUDENVIELLE (D25-VC-D25) (entrée)||38||27||13:54||16:14||16:10||16:06|
|D25 GÉNOS (D25-D225)||36||29||13:57||16:17||16:12||16:08|
|D225 Col de Val Louron-Azet (1 580 m)||28||37||14:20||16:40||16:33||16:28|
|D25 SAILHAN (D25-D116-D25)||20.5||44.5||14:30||16:50||16:42||16:37|
|VC SAINT-LARY-SOULAN Col du Portet (2 215 m) - Souvenir Henri Desgrange||0||65||15:24||17:44||17:32||17:23|
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