Nairo Quintana soars to victory at Tour du Var with solo attack

The Colombian wins his second stage race of the season

Nairo Quintana
(Image credit: Getty)

For the second time already this season Nairo Quintana has won a final mountain stage to claim the overall victory of a stage race.

The Colombian has followed up his win at the Tour de la Provence a week ago with victory at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var, attacking on the final climb of the race to seal the title. 

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