Nairo Quintana won the first stage of the Tour of Asturias, the first success of the season for the Arkéa-Samsic team.
"I attacked with strength and desire in order to win and conclude the work done by the entire Arkéa-Samsic team during this first stage of the Tour of Asturias.
The last slope was very short, but we spotted it the day before the race, and then when you want to win, you find the energy to do it.
The team has always worked for me, each of my Teammates knew what they had to do for a job and so things are less difficult.
We know the stage of tomorrow, without neglecting our opponents, we know how to do it, and we will approach this race with a spirit of tranquility and the collective unity that characterizes us ".