You’ve got to admit, coming in second place in the Tour de France is no small feat. But add to that the fact that you are the awarded King of the Mountain AS WELL AS Best Cyclist Under 25, you’ve got yourself a pretty damn good resume.
The 23 year-old Nairo Quintana is the first South American (and therefore, the first Colombian) to have placed that high in the Tour. He was wearing the white jersey on and off throughout the 2013 Tour de France, earning a spot in the Tour’s history.
Not bad for the son of a vegetable vendor.