Tour de France: Quintana caught out by Froome attack on Peyresourde descent

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) has said that he was caught unawares by Chris Froome’s attack on the descent of the Peyresourde during stage 8 of the Tour de France. At the stage start, Quintana told reporters that he was prepared for Froome to try and distance him, but it seemed that he hadn’t expected the defending champion to pick the start of the descent as his moment to do so.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.