Quintana Loses Another Tour Team-mate

Quintana loses another Tour team-mate

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th july, 2016) : Tour de France contender Nairo Quintana received a new blow on Wednesday as a second Movistar team-mate quit the race. Gorka Izagirre crashed inside the first kilometre of Wednesday's 17th stage in Switzerland from Bern to Finhaut-Emosson.

His departure adds to that of Jesus Herrada, who quit during Sunday's 15th stage due to illness. It leaves Quintana down by two team-mates in his bid to dethrone current race leader Chris Froome, whose Sky team remains at full-strength. Quintana, who was second overall to Froome in 2013 and last year, currently lies fourth at 2min 59sec.