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Historic Overview Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas

Rider

Overall Rank71
NameNairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS
Country
  Colombia
Date of birth04-Feb-1990 - Combita (Boyaca)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas, ODB, (born 4 February 1990) is a Colombian racing cyclist, who rides for UCI ProTeam Arkéa–Samsic.

Nicknamed "Nairoman" and "El Cóndor de los Andes", Quintana is a specialist climber, known for his ability to launch sustained and repeated attacks on ascents of steep gradient, high power output and great stamina to react and endure others' attacks. He is also a competent time triallist, making him a consistent contender for general classification at stage races. His best career results are winning the 2014 Giro d'Italia and 2016 Vuelta a España, as well as 2nd place overall in the Tour de France of 2013 and 2015. In addition to his two Grand Tour victories he has also placed in the top 10 on eleven occasions, six of which were on the podium.

His multiple wins in other major stage races, leading to high UCI WorldTour ranking placements at the end of each season, are other reasons why he is seen as one of the most successful stage-racing riders of the recent era, and the best road cyclist in Colombian history.

His brother Dayer Quintana is also a professional cyclist and rode for the Movistar Team with Nairo between 2014 and 2018, and joined him at Arkéa–Samsic in 2020.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

5 3 3 2 9 15 10 51

Major Victories

Giro d'Italia 2014
Vuelta a España 2016
Tirreno - Adriatico 2015, 2017
Tour de Romandie 2016
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2013
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2016
Giro dell'Emilia 2012
Vuelta a Valencia 2017
Vuelta a Asturias 2021
Route du Sud 2012, 2016
Tour de la Provence 2020, 2022
Vuelta a Murcia 2012
Tour du Haut-Var 2020, 2022
Vuelta a Burgos 2013, 2014
Tour de l'Avenir 2010
Tour de France - stages 2013 (1), 2018 (1), 2019 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2014 (2), 2017 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 2016 (1), 2019 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 2020 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 2012 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 2015 (1), 2017 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2016 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 2018 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 2013 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2013 (1)
Vuelta a Valencia - stages 2017 (1)
Vuelta a Asturias - stages 2017 (1), 2021 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 2012 (1), 2016 (1)
Tour Colombia - stages 2019 (1)
Tour de la Provence - stages 2020 (1), 2022 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 2012 (1)
Tour du Haut-Var - stages 2020 (1), 2022 (1)
Vuelta a Burgos - stages 2013 (1), 2014 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 2010 (2)
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Seasons

Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 2009 Boyaca Es Para Vivirla 20 985
2. 2010 Cafe de Colombia - Colombia es Pasion 113 455
3. 2011 Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia 55 719
4. 2012 Movistar Team 534 131
5. 2013 Movistar Team 2301 7
6. 2014 Movistar Team 2349 4
7. 2015 Movistar Team 2646 4
8. 2016 Movistar Team 2852 5
9. 2017 Movistar Team 2083 10
10. 2018 Movistar Team 1645 18
11. 2019 Movistar Team 1954 9
12. 2020 Team Arkéa - Samsic 766 49
13. 2021 Team Arkéa - Samsic 845 63
14. 2022 Team Arkea - Samsic 570 26
Overall: 18733 71