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Nairo Quintana finds home comforts at Tour Colombia as past resurfaces

TUNJA COLOMBIA FEBRUARY 08 Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Movistar Team prior to the 4th Tour Colombia 2024 Stage 3 a 1419km stage from Tunja to Tunja on February 08 2024 in Tunja Colombia Photo by Maximiliano BlancoGetty Images

Nairo Quintana is just about everywhere you turn this week at the Tour Colombia, which has spent its first three days in the heart of his native Boyacá, amid the pastures and peaks of the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes.

His face adorns billboards for Movistar in Duitama and Tunja. At stage finishes, a stall bearing Quintana’s stylised “N” branding does a steady trade hawking his wares, including his own brand of coffee. The packaging depicts Quintana in the maglia rosa with the slogan: “When your legs get tired, you pedal with your heart.”

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