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Quintana Brothers Crush San Luis

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Jan 24, 2016 – In what only be described as a brilliant day of racing, the Quintana brothers executed a lethan one-two punch that catapulted Nairo’s brother Dayer into the overall lead. Finishing on the Filo Sierres Comechingones climb, a annual staple in the Tour of San Luis, the Movistar team isolated race leader Eduardo Sepulveda early on the climb. Nairo was the first to attack when he got away mid-way up the climb. But instead of going for the stage win, he dangled off the front until his brother Nayer could bridge across in the final kilometer. Only too happy to let Astana rider Miguel Lopez take the stage win, Nairo paced his brother across the line. They finished only seconds ahead of Sepulveda, but it was enough to erase Dayer’s three-second deficit and put him into the race lead.

Photos and Words by James Startt

Results Stage 6
1. Miguel A. Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 4:35:49
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:02
3. Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:04
4. Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida 0:00:23
5. Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo Vital Concept
6. Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:41
7. Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:58
8. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
9. Roman Villalobos (CRc) Costa Rica 0:01:38
10. Janier Acevedo (Col) Team Jamis

General Classification
1. Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 20:15:21
2. Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo Vital Concept 0:00:20
3. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:35
4. Miguel A. Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:38
5. Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Lampre-Merida 0:01:42
6. Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:02:15
7. Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:31
8. Roman Villalobos (CRc) Costa Rica 0:02:41
9. Janier Acevedo (Col) Team Jamis 0:02:44
10. Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale 0:03:31