Nairo Quintana se retira del Tour de Turquía 2022 – Ciclismo – Deportes

Nairo Quintana se retira del Tour de Turquía 2022 - Ciclismo - Deportes

After the fourth stage of the Tour of Turkey, in which Nairo Quintana had a participation marked by the lack of firmness to attack and overtake rivalsthe Colombian cyclist and his team, Arkea, confirmed that the rider drop out of the race.

As read in the messages of the athlete and his squad, The decision has to do with the effects of the heavy fall he suffered in the second stage of the competition.

‘I’ve done more than I could’

“In great pain I have done more than I could, it was a race with little luck for the team, I return home to recover. See you soon. Thank you team,” Nairo Quintana wrote on his Instagram account a couple of hours later. the end of the stage with which he had managed to climb more than 50 positions in the general classification.

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“Given Nairo’s physical condition after his big crash two days ago, it’s almost a miracle to see him finish fourth this Wednesday after a 14km climb. He was highly motivated to give it his all, but there are no miracles in sport. Since his fall, Nairo can no longer fully express himself. He is in a lot of pain. We have made the decision for him to leave the Tour of Turkey tonight so that he can heal and recover from his injuries,” Yvon Ledanois, Arkea’s sporting director, said in an official statement.

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This was the fall that took Nairo out

At the end of the second stage of the 156-kilometer Tour of Turkey, Quintana was preparing to position himself for the end of the fraction, but he got entangled in the middle of the group and fell.

At first it was thought that the situation had not been serious. However, pending the official medical report, the decision of the runner and his team suggests that it was more than a mere blow.