Nairo Quintana

Quintana, Valverde discuss Movistar leadership; both riders convinced Contador, Froome will be major rivals

Although both Alberto Contador and Chris Froome are coming to the Vuelta a España after suffering injuries during the Tour de France and needing to recover from fractures before training, Nairo Quintana is clear that he expects both to be strong challengers for the overall. The Colombian rider will parallel with Alejandro Valverde as leader […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Overall victory for Tim Wellens at the Eneco Tour; Nairo Quintana wins Vuelta a Burgos after queen stage victory; Anna van der Breggen leads Rabo-Liv podium clean-sweep at Ladies Tour of Norway; Steven Kruijswijk wins Arctic Race of Norway; Start-to-finish victory for Claudia Lichtenberg at […]


Quintana and Valverde both regarded as potential Vuelta winners by Movistar

The team has already taken one Grand Tour this year, namely Nairo Quintana’s Giro d’Italia win, and also clocked up a fourth place finish in the Tour de France via Alejandro Valverde. Sights have turned to the upcoming Vuelta a España and, according to directeur sportif José Luis Arrieta, both riders are at the level […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Andrea Guardini wins Eneco Tour opener; Barbara Guarischi wins stage 2 of La Route de France; Joey Rosskopf impresses with Tour of Utah performance; Pozzovivo’s season over after crashing in training; Nairo Quintana returns to racing at the Vuelta a Burgos; Dealing with disappointment; Great […]


Froome, Quintana, Horner, Evans, Cavendish, Sagan amongst riders expected for Vuelta

Boasting a provisional start list which rivals or possibly even exceeds the level of that shown in the recent Tour de France, the upcoming Vuelta a España looks set to be a massive battle between some of the top names in the sport. The 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Sky), the runner up […]


Mezgec shrugs off jostling to net Giro sprint win, GC for Quintana

Shoulder surfing on at least three occasions during the final kilometre yet staying upright in face of the jostling, Giant Shimano’s sprinter Luka Mezgec showed he had the most speed at the end of the Giro d’Italia, jetting to victory in Trieste. The Slovenian won close to the border between his country and Italy, delighting […]


Quintana calm, Uran accepting as Giro d’Italia GC battle draws to close

The two top riders in the Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana and Rigoberto Uran, had their final head to head on Saturday when they crossed swords on the cruel ascent of the Zoncolan. The duo have both worn the Maglia Rosa in this year’s race and underlined their status as the two strongest riders when they […]


Rogers conquers Zoncolan, Quintana set for Giro d’Italia win

Ten days after taking his first-ever Grand Tour stage win in Savona, Michael Rogers notched up his second, and this time in rather more spectacular surroundings. The Australian rider was the strongest out of a twenty man breakaway group which went clear at the start of the 167 kilometre stage to the top of Monte […]


Quintana takes TT stage win in pink jersey, moves closer to Giro victory

Nairo Quintana moved a giant leap closer to winning his first Grand Tour when he raced to victory on Friday’s mountain time trial at the Giro d’Italia. The Movistar rider made the most of the steep uphill sections between Bassano del Grappa and Cima Grappa, covering the 26.8 kilometre distance in a time of one […]


Arredondo scoops mountain stage win, Quintana solid in Giro lead

Underlining and fortifying his grip on the Maglia Azzurra as mountains leader, Julian Arredondo raced to his first Grand Tour stage victory on stage eighteen of the Giro d’Italia, leading in a Colombia one-two at Rif. Panarotta. The Trek Factory Racing rider attacked on the final climb and soloed in seventeen seconds clear of hard-chasing […]