Quintana Hails Anti-Doping Fight for Tour Success

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France (AP) - Nairo Quintana says cycling's fight against doping has helped him excel at the Tour de France by allowing his high-altitude training to make a difference.

Second to soon-to-be Tour winner Chris Froome, the 23-year-old Colombian emerged on Saturday as perhaps the biggest revelation at this 100th Tour.

Quintana won the penultimate 20th stage in the Alps, and earned honors as the race's best climber and best young rider. The Movistar rider also climbed to second overalBC-CYC--Tour de France-Quintana
Quintana hails anti-doping fight for Tour success
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JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press

ANNECY-SEMNOZ, France (AP) - Nairo Quintana says cycling's fight against doping has helped him excel at the Tour de France by allowing his high-altitude training to make a difference.

Second to soon-to-be Tour winner Chris Froome, the 23-year-old Colombian emerged on Saturday as perhaps the biggest revelation at this 100th Tour.

Quintana won the penultimate 20th stage in the Alps, and earned honors as the race's best climber and best young rider. The Movistar rider also climbed to second overall ahead of Sunday's largely ceremonial ride to the finish on Paris' Champs-Elysees.

Quintana trains where his family lives at 2,800 meters in the Andes. Training at such high altitudes encourages the body to create more oxygen-carrying red blood cells - and he said that gives him a natural "advantage" over other riders.

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7/20/2013 11:37:40 AM (GMT -7:00)l ahead of Sunday's largely ceremonial ride to the finish on Paris' Champs-Elysees.

Quintana trains where his family lives at 2,800 meters in the Andes. Training at such high altitudes encourages the body to create more oxygen-carrying red blood cells - and he said that gives him a natural "advantage" over other riders.


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