Quintana wins key Italy tour

 
Julian Harris
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COLOMBIAN Nairo Quintana says he has learnt how to lead a team from the front, after securing his first ever Grand Tour victory at the Giro d’Italia yesterday.

Quintana, who rides for the Movistar team, beat compatriot Rigoberto Uran by two minutes and 58 seconds overall.

“I’ve learnt to overcome adversity and to manage a team over three weeks, to be a leader,” Quintana said. “It’s really emotional.”

Meanwhile, Britain’s Geraint Thomas won the 2014 Bayern Rundfahrt, after his victory in the same competition back in 2011.

“This win has definitely boosted my confidence heading into a busy summer,” the Welshman said.