Ignacio Velez, former General Manager and current Business Advisor of Nairo’s amateur team (formerly Colombia Es Pasion and now Team 4-72), had this to say about Nairo Quintana’s recent successes in the Tour de France:
I have no words to describe our feelings. This is a huge step for Colombian cycling, but not the last. We are, together, building a new generation of escarabajos who have grown up with the strictest ethic standards, and who are helping with each of their pedal strokes to build a better image of Colombia, which in the end benefits a country that has suffered a lot.
Nairo, thank you for your professionalism, thank you for your humbleness, thank you for being Colombian!
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