Quintana: “It’s likely I’ll lose La Roja on the time trial”

September 1 st 2019 - 20:55

Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team): “I’m very happy. It was a great day for me and for the whole Movistar Team. We have gained some time back on the GC. Let’s see how the ITT pans out. It’s likely I’ll lose La Roja against better time triallist such as Primoz Roglic or my teammate Alejandro Valverde. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll do a good performance, as being the leader on the GC is quite motivating. I’ve been getting better since Mas de la Costa, and I’m sure I’ll improve further from today on. Team orders were given for Marc Soler to wait and help me out. He did stop and pulled for as long as he could or wanted to. As for me, I kept moving forward as I was trying to edge out my rivals as much as possible. The stages in Andorra are always quite hard, also because of the weather. It rained less than expected, but the hail made us go through a lot of misery.”

Cycling: Vuelta España 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 9/ Stage 9/ 
PODIUM/ ARRIVAL/ CELEBRACIÓN CELEBRATION/ MAILLOT ROJO LÍDER/ RED LEADER JERSEY/ QUINTANA Nairo (COL)
Andorra la Vella - Cortals d'Encamp (94,4 km) 01-09-2019/
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Cycling: Vuelta España 2019 / Tour of Spain 2019/ La Vuelta/ Etapa 9/ Stage 9/ PODIUM/ ARRIVAL/ CELEBRACIÓN CELEBRATION/ MAILLOT ROJO LÍDER/ RED LEADER JERSEY/ QUINTANA Nairo (COL) Andorra la Vella - Cortals d'Encamp (94,4 km) 01-09-2019/ Vuelt © Luis Angel Gomez / Photo Gomez S

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