Updated on 2020-09-07 10:48:13
17th in Loudenvielle, Nairo Quintana is still 6th in the general classification of the Tour de France, a handful of seconds behind the yellow jersey.
Nairo Quintana :
“The legs are good, and the signals are positive. I tried to leave several times at the end of the stage, but the other leaders always came back to the groups I belonged to.
I finish, in Loudenvielle, in the company of the riders who are fighting for the general classification.
My rivals are very strong. My goal is to continue to be ahead in their company. I also have a thought for Diego Rosa, who fell on this stage, and who unfortunately has to leave the Tour this evening. "
Winner Anancona :
“Nairo is having a very good first week on this Tour de France. He is very good. We also know that the 3rd week will be very tough, so we have to be careful. Here, for this first stage in the Pyrenees, there were lots of people in the passes, and people are true connoisseurs of cycling.
Their encouragement has done us good. I also think of Diego who had to abandon the Tour today due to a crash "
Dayer Quintana :
“It was the first stage of the Tour in the Pyrenees and it was a big day. The whole team did a lot of work again in favor of Nairo who ended up with the very best.
We will however continue to take this Tour day to day. There are still two weeks of racing left and, above all, the third in the Alps will be very difficult. I also wish a speedy recovery to Diego Rosa who left the Tour in a crash today. "
Sébastien Hinault, Sports Director of the Arkéa-Samsic Team :
“This first stage in the Pyrenees was mixed for the Arkéa-Samsic team. There was obviously a great performance from the whole team collectively, and from Nairo who was offensive in Peyresourde, as well as in the final of this stage.
The negative point ? This is obviously the fall of Diego Rosa who broke his collarbone. Overall, now this Tour de France is far from over. We are currently witnessing a race by elimination. Nairo this evening is still 6th in the general classification, and all the first ones are held in a few seconds. Warren is also in a good dynamic "