Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Sights Last-Gasp Giro Win

Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Still In Sight By Justin DAVIS Asiago, Italy, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the Giro d'Italia pink jersey after a 20th and penultimate stage won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot that saw Dutchman Tom Dumoulin remain in victory contention. Pinot, of the FDJ team, claimed his maiden Giro stage after dominating a five-man bunch sprint at the … [Read more...]

Quintana Back In Giro Pink As Dumoulin Struggles On Stage 19

Quintana Back In Giro On Stage 19 By Justin DAVIS     Piancavallo, Italy, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Former winner Nairo Quintana took the Giro d'Italia pink jersey from Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin on Friday but the Colombian climber warned the race is "far from over" with two stages left. "It's still quite difficult," Quintana said when asked if he could win in Milan on … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Denies Quintana To Win Giro 14th Stage

Dumoulin Stamps His Name On Stage 14   Oropa, Italy, May 20, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin further underlined his Giro d'Italia victory ambitions by stunning Colombian rival Nairo Quintana to claim victory on Saturday's 14th stage. "This is really incredible. I'm super, super happy," said Dumoulin, who attacked his Movistar rival inside the final two kilometres of an 11.8km climb … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Flies Into Giro Pink, Quintana Drops To Second

Domoulin Now Wears Giro Pink Jersey By Justin DAVIS     Montefalco, Italy, May 16, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to claim the race leader's pink jersey from Colombian Nairo Quintana. Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, flew over the rolling, 39.8 km course in the Sagrantino wine-growing region to … [Read more...]

Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer

¬†¬†Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer By Justin DAVIS   Blockhaus, Italy, May 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals. Quintana, a two-time runner-up at the Tour de France who won the 2014 Giro, had … [Read more...]

Quintana Secures His Second Tirreno-Adriatico Title

Milan, March 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana secured his second Tirreno-Adriatico title on Tuesday after defending his overnight lead -- and then targeted Tour de France glory. The Movistar team rider, who last won Italy's "Race of the Two Seas" 2015, is also expected to challenge for his second Giro d'Italia in May and underlined his credentials by racing to victory on Saturday's … [Read more...]

Gaviria Wins Tirreno Stage 6, While Quintana Hangs On To Lead

Rome, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico as his compatriot Nairo Quintana retained the leader's blue jersey. Gaviria held off world champion Peter Sagan and Jasper Stuyven in a sprint finish to the 166km ride from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic. Ahead of Tuesday's final day Quintana … [Read more...]

Quintana Gets A Little Revenge On Froome With A Vuelta Win

By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Sept 11, 2016 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana held off Tour de France champion Chris Froome to win the Vuelta a Espana in Sunday's traditional procession around Madrid. Quintana beat out Froome for the first time in five Grand Tours when both have finished the race by 1min 23sec with another Colombian Esteban … [Read more...]

Quintana Holds Off Froome To Virtually Secure Vuelta Win

Alto de Aitana, Spain, Sept 10, 2016 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana kept Tour de France champion Chris Froome at bay to virtually seal the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday with just Sunday's procession around the streets of Madrid to come. Froome, aiming to become the first man in 38 years to do the Tour-Vuelta double, applauded as Quintana crossed the line on the 193.2km stage from Benidorm to … [Read more...]

Froome Storms To Time Trial Victory, Cuts Quintana Vuelta Lead

Calpe, Spain, Sept 9, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Chris Froome maintained his outside hopes of winning the Vuelta a Espana by romping to victory in Friday's 19th stage time trial and cutting race leader Nairo Quintana's advantage to 1min 21sec. Froome finished the 37km route from Javea to Calpe in 46min 33sec to claim his second stage win of the race, 2min 16sec ahead of Colombia's … [Read more...]