Movistar leader responds to great teamwork in Oropa, overcomes health problems as top GC contender on the stage, reducing his gap to countryman Urán (OPQ) by 25 seconds.

REACTION | Nairo Quintana: "To be honest, I end the day much happier than in the last few days; feelings are getting better at last. I had better legs today and that's a good sign for what's to come. Ever since I crashed I had bad days, especially suffering with that flu that gave me problems for many days. Fortunately, everything seems to be back on track, and today's stage will give me confidence and calmness for the remainder of the race.

"These 25 seconds to Urán are few to what I'm still trailing by, but they're useful and show me we can gain time in the mountains. Our race strategy was waiting and seeing what happened, and in the end we proved we can be up-front. It was a matter of staying into alert, against the moves of our rivals, and that's what we did. I already stated before the Giro that Pozzovivo would be one of the favourites and you can't let him go one single meter away, because he's showing to be really strong in the mountains. Tomorrow's difficulties are all at the end and we will keep the same plan, trying to stay close to the favourites - there's still a long way to go in this Giro."

Giro d'Italia

Results / Stage 14


Stage results

Riders overall

  • 1st    Battaglin   (BAR)   4.34.41
  • 2nd    Cataldo   (SKY)   m.t.
  • 3rd    Pantano   (SKY)   0.07
  • 4th    Polanc   (LAM)   0.17
  • 5th    Roche   (TCS)   0.22

Movistar Team results

  • 15th    Nairo Quintana   2.39
  • 25th    Igor Antón   3.27
  • 30th    Gorka Izagirre   3.46
  • 41st    José Herrada   4.54
  • 53rd    Jonathan Castroviejo   8.24
  • 71st    Eros Capecchi   11.38
  • 95th    Andrey Amador   19.24
  • 96th    Adriano Malori   m.t.
  • 105th    Fran Ventoso   19.30
  • Report taken from Movistar News blog.