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Quintana wins Tour de Suisse stage 7
15 June 2018
Quintana wins Tour de Suisse stage 7

Colombian from Movistar Team claims a brillant win.

Nairo Quintana claimed one of his most brilliant wins as a pro during Friday's stage seven of the 2018 Tour de Suisse. Enormous climbing quality and power, combined with a well-driven squad in the key phases of the race, saw the Colombian taking to fruition a 30km attack into the long Arosa climb to open his victory account of the current season. As Víctor de la Parte made part of the big breakaway -29 riders- which led for almost the entire stage and Daniele Bennati keeping gaps close at the main group, Quintana did not hesitate to jump off the front of the GC group at the foot of the first of two tough sections in the climb, quickly overtaking many of the escapees.

The Blues' strategy started to pay off as, when Nairo already had 25" on race leader Richie Porte and other contenders, De la Parte was joined by Nairo and started taking big turns which helped the Colombian easing off before the finale. Porte couldn't ultimately bridge back in those final kilometers to Quintana, who atop on his Canyon equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheels raised his arms victorious for the 38th time as professional rider, bringing the Movistar Team up to 20 wins in 2018 in the process.

 

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