Nairo Quintana: I gave all I had to try and drop Froome

Quintana put in numerous attacks on stage 14's final climb but couldn't lose his closest challenger Chris Froome

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Vuelta a España leader Nairo Quintana says that he "gave it all he had" up the finishing Col d'Aubisque climb on Saturday to try to dislodge Team Sky's Chris Froome and gain more time ahead of next week's time trial.

Team Movistar's Colombian in the red jersey attacked Froome, today wearing the white combination jersey, around five times up the 16.5km climb closing out the queen stage. Nothing worked.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.