Nairo Quintana lays early season marker with Tirreno-Adriatico stage win

The Colombian attacked on the summit finish of Monte Terminillo, with no one able to go with him

Photo: Graham Watson

Nairo Quintana won stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico with a solo attack on the Monte Terminillo.

No-one had any answer to his explosive move 6km from the finish-line summit, including blue jersey-wearer Wout Poels, who cedes the overall lead to the Colombian.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.