At 23, Colombia’s Nairo Quintana made a dramatic impact at the 2013 Tour de France, finishing second overall and winning the King of the Mountains title and the Young Riders’ Jersey. Quintana’s performance was the best ever by a Latin American rider and he was the first Tour rookie to finish on the podium since 1996. He also won the Tour of the Basque Country and the Vuelta a Burgos. Quintana began cycling when his parents bought him a second-hand mountain bike for his 14km journey to school.

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