Nairo Quintana Pushes Porte With Tour De Suisse Solo Win

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wins stage 7 at Tour de Suisse

After he faltered on the queen stage of the Tour de Suisse on Thursday, Nairo Quintana ( Movistar ) had no such problems on Friday's stage 7 ride to Arosa. The Colombian climber took a large chunk of time out of race leader Richie Porte (BMC Racing) after attacking with more than 25 kilometres remaining. It was all part of an aggressive strategy from the Spanish squad, who sent Victor de la Parte up the road in the main breakaway. Mikel Landa also got in on the party when he briefly went clear inside the final 10 kilometres. Landa was brought back but Quintana stayed clear, with the help of de la Parte, to claim the stage win and put 22 seconds into Porte, in addition to the bonus seconds on the line. While it wasn't enough to take yellow from Porte, it gave Quintana some positive signs ahead of ...

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