Nairo Quintana

Vuelta race leader Quintana: If I lose time in the time trial, it won’t be much

Speaking in advance of Tuesday’s important time trial, Vuelta a España general classification leader Nairo Quintana has said that he doesn’t think he will give up much time – if any – to his rivals. The Colombian is a climbing specialist rather than an expert against the clock, although he did win the uphill time […]


Anacona wins stage 9, Quintana profits from Contador attack

Making a move in search of the race leader’s red jersey but having to settle for the stage win, Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) raced to an excellent victory on the Vuelta a España’s summit finish at Aramón Valdelinares. The Colombian rider lived up to his name when he proved strongest out of a 31man break which […]


Valverde declares he’s working for Quintana despite stage win and race lead

Although he was the strongest rider on stage six of the Vuelta a España, winning the stage and taking over the red jersey of race leader, Alejandro Valverde has pledged his full support for his Movistar team-mate Nairo Quintana. Valverde underlined his form when he did much of the driving at the front on the […]


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 […]