Nairo Quintana wears the jersey of best climber of the Tour this evening in Tignes.
Courageously, Anthony Delaplace crossed the finish line, but unfortunately was out of time.
"It is a great emotion to wear this best climber's jersey, we made the choice on this Tour not to play the general classification.
I went in the breakaway in order to take points for the classification of the mountain. I did it for the Arkéa-Samsic team, for my Colombian and French supporters, and all the people who support my team.
This jersey has a good range in my country but also in France, I know it. J 've been looking for it for all these people, and I will defend it tooth and nail. It was not easy, this jersey cannot be obtained like that by snapping your fingers, it was a good fight at the start of the competition. stage between my opponents and I. This is an important distinctive jersey for our partners. I will continue to move forward, fight with positive energy to bring it back to Paris, on the Champs-Élysées, while keeping in mind the objective of the team which is also to win a stage ".