|PAIS VASCO, FIESTA SIDI!
Nairo Quintana first, Richie Porte second and Sergio Henao thirdMaser (Treviso), 10 April, 2013 – Sidi Sport champions were the indisputable stars of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco.
On the podium for the brief but gruelling stage race that took place in the Basque region of Northern Spain, Colombian Nairo Quintana triumphed ahead of the Sky duo Richie Porte, second, and Sergio Henao, third. These champions can always rely on Sidi Wire shoes, from the top of the line in the Sidi Sport collection of road racing shoes.
In addition to capturing the final classification, the Sidi-branded riders made their mark on 4 out of the 6 stages that comprise the race. Colombia’s Sergio Henao (Sky) got things started by winning stage 3 ahead of his fellow countryman Carlos Betancur (Ag2r) and Italian Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha), all of them wearing Sidi. The fourth stage saw a Sidi double with the other Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) ahead of Heano (Sky). Sidi shined with a triple in the fifth stage as Richie Porte (Sky) came in first, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) second and Sergio Henao (Sky) third.
As a Grand Finale there was a conclusive time trial where World Champion specialist Tony Martin (Omega Pharma) prevailed over the duo from Movistar Nairo Quintana, who was second, and Benat Intxausti Elorriaga, third.