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Colombian climber Nairo Quintana wins Giro
Colombia's Nairo Quintana confirms himself as cycling's next star by winning the Giro d'Italia
Associated Press
2014-06-01 11:42 PM

TRIESTE, Italy (AP) -- Nairo Quintana confirmed himself as cycling's next star by winning the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year's Tour de France.

The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 3 minute, 7 second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory

Italy's Fabio Aru finished third overall, 4:04 back.

Quintana took the pink jersey by winning the grueling 16th stage over the Gavia and Stelvio climbs then also took the 19th leg, a mountain time trial.

Quintana finished second to Chris Froome in last year's Tour. While he isn't planning to enter the French race this year, Quintana has designs on winning it next year.

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