the Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana (Arke Samsic) will not appear at the exit this Thursday at Fifth stage of the Tour of Turkey for the physical discomfort that came from the fall he suffered in the second stage.
In the fourth stage, held this Wednesday, the cyclist from Boyacá, this year’s winner of the Tour de Provence and the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes, finished in fourth position, after a 14-kilometer climb; but he was never able to defend victory or lead, as was his intention in his plans before the catastrophe.
“I obviously failed to leave the Tour of Turkey this way.. I fell hard two days ago and now I suffer hard on the bike. I gave the maximum, I was motivated but not reasonable to pursue. I will take care of myself before thinking about the second half of the season with the Arkea-Samsic team, ”Quintana said.
For his part, the sports director of the French team, Yvon Ledanois, commented that now Quintana will be focused on a speedy recovery.
“Because of Nairo’s physical condition after falling two days ago, it was almost a miracle to see him finish fourth today after a 14-kilometer climb. I am very motivated to give my all, but there are no miracles in the sport. Since he fell, Nairo has not been able to perform. There is severe pain. We have decided that he will leave the Tour of Turkey tonight so that he can recover and recover from his injuries. ”
Source: La Verdad
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