Dani Martínez thanks Nairo for his help: “I was without anything”

Dani Martínez thanks Nairo for his help: “I was without anything”
Dani Martínez thanks Nairo for his help: “I was without anything”

Nairo Quintana expands his story every time. In stage 17 he was the protagonist on the Coppi summit and on the Passo Rolle, fighting for the climbs with Guilio Pellizzari. In the end, the Colombian played a “gregarious” role with Daniel Felipe Martínez, who had just enough and no food.. The Bora-hansgrohe rider thanked his compatriot for giving him some gels on the climb to the tough Brocon.

“Today we left with the mentality of being able to make a difference, on the previous port I felt a little alone, but thank you to Nairo who gave me some gels, I really was already without anything. In the end when I saw that Ineos tried to lead the race and I saw that the difference was increasing, I thought that they wanted to set a rhythm so that no one would attack, but when I heard that O’ Connor was staying, I decided to try to see how he came. We tried it today,” the runner told several media outlets waiting for him at the finish line.

Daniel Felipe Martínez and his bravery for the remainder of the Giro

Martínez is second overall and On this day 17 he fought with Geraint Thomas to not give up seconds for that place. The runner showed his bravery and stressed that if he has legs and feels good he will try to make a difference to the British who tried today with Ineos, but the Colombian did not give in.

“If I have good legs I will definitely try it, Saturday’s climb is quite hard, I think the hardest of this Giro, so we remain focused on what we want,” he said. Daniel Felipe Martínez who feels strong in this last week and who wants to reach the podium in Rome.

A day is coming for the sprinters, the favorites may not risk attacking, the only one who tries and to give excitement is Tadej Pogacar who is ready to continue in pink until Rome. Everyone would be waiting for Saturday’s day that will be key to defining the race.

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