Nairo Quintana: "We came back close to the 6 men in the lead”
Top 10 for Nairo Quintana at the top of the Sanctuary Madonna di San Luca, where the finish of the Giro Dell’Emilia is judged.
On the line
“This race was once again fast all day long and the selection was made on the first lap on the climb of the Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca, a very strong group went to the front and they attacked each other. I was in a chasing group and we came back very close to them, about ten seconds behind, but unfortunately we didn’t manage to bridge up. I am in the top 10 in this race which is the first of a series of Italian events I will ride this week. I knew that the level of this competition would be high, but the main thing is that my feelings are good”.
“This Giro Dell’Emilia was a World-Tour level race because of the riders involved. We have limited the damage, when the blow goes off Nairo comes back to ten seconds with Scaroni but they didn’t manage to close the gap to the riders who came out strong on the second climb of the Sanctuary Madonna di Luca. Nairo finishes in 10th position, he is missing a little bit in this race to follow the six riders who dominated the race and he finishes just behind them”.