Who is Nairo Quintana?
Nairo Alexánder Quintana Rojas, is a Colombian racing cyclist born on 4th of February 1990. He last rode for UCI ProTeam Arkéa–Samsic. 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 twelve occasions, six of which were on the podium.
His multiple wins in other major stage races, leading to high UCI World Tour 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.
Who is Nairo Quintana’s Wife?
Nairo Quintana’s wife is Yeimi Paola Hernández. Yeimi studied business administration and accounting at UPTC in Tunja. Paola gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Mariana in the month of February, 2014 in Bocaya, Colombia. 21-year-old Paola is noted to have started dating Yeimi in the year 2009, as they had met when she was 14, Nairo was 18.
Naira Quintana started his career on the team “Boyacá es para Vivirla”. In 2010, Quintana won the Tour de l’Avenir whilst part of the team Café de Colombia – Colombia es Pasión (racing for the Colombia national team in that race), proving to be one of the great prospects for the future of Colombian cycling.
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