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Nairo Quintana, statements, stage 5, Tour de France 2022 – Cycling – Sports

Simon Clarke (Israel PT) won the fifth stage of the Tour de France, this Wednesday between Lille and Arenberg, after which the Belgian Wout Van Aert kept his yellow jersey as leader of the general classification.

The stage, which included sections of pavé (cobblestone), was negative for the Jumbo team, which had dominated on Tuesday: although Van Aert was able to save the first place in the general classification despite a crash, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic lost more than two minutes compared to his compatriot Tadej Pogacar, the first of the favorites to cross the finish line on Wednesday.

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Pogacar, champion of the last two editions of the Tour, He went on the attack on the pavé, 18 kilometers from the finish, in the company of Belgian Jasper Stuyven.

Nairo Quintan was the only Colombian who withstood the pace of the best in this terrain, he remained in the group, but then Daniel Martínez and Rigoberto Uran arrived.

The boyacense cyclist spoke hard and responded to the criticism of his detractors.

The phase. “We have known how to choose all the situations for this day. We are a young team, but we have known how to defend ourselves. Part of the group knows the terrain and what the Boyacá mountain has given me are tours on land, that helped me prepare for this day”.

Paved. “I have had experience in previous years on the pavé and we have defended ourselves. That has been key. This chapter has been interesting, beautiful.

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Your moment. “It gives pride to be able to write, set an example, and let the world know that in the face of difficulties, Faced with the lack of credibility of the people, the desire and the heart that we put into each moment are more”.

Because it says? “It is not normal that with 56 or 57 kilos you can shoot on the cobblestones, I say that for my subject”.

The general. “We are in the fight, that’s positive. We’re happy and we’re going to keep fighting to see where we get to”.

what’s coming “We are confident for this Tour, we want to work very well and that is what we are showing. The move from Arkea to the World Tour is not a gift”.

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