Alejandro Valverde says Nairo Quintana didn't mention he was feeling bad before losing time on the Tourmalet

The Colombian lost more than three minutes and saw his GC ambitions crumble

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As Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) rode to a famous win at the summit of the Tourmalet, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) defended his overall lead at the Tour de France 2019.

However, before the Frenchmen took over and delivered victory to the packed home crowds lining the road of the 19km climb, it looked like the Spanish were gearing up to animate the race.

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