Nairo Quintana

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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Heart procedure for Movistar’s José Joaquín Rojas after anomaly detected; Quintana confirmed for Tour de San Luis, but without pressure; Alaphilippe says cycling is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, but it’s important to push on; ‘Decisive’ time trial amongst details emerging about 2016 Vuelta a España; […]


Quintana confirmed for Tour de San Luis, but without pressure

He won the race two years ago but this time around, the Movistar team is determined not to put pressure on Nairo Quintana to deliver in the Tour de San Luis. The Colombian rider will be part of the squad competing in the early season event, which will be held in Argentina from January 18 […]


Valverde to debut in Tour of Flanders and Giro d’Italia, Quintana sets full focus on Tour de France

Third in this year’s Tour de France and thus achieving a big career goal of finishing on the podium in that event, Alejandro Valverde and his Movistar team have decided against the Spaniard focussing everything on a repeat of that in 2016. The team gave the Spaniard the chance to achieve that goal and now, […]


Quintana, Valverde hail route of 2016 Tour de France. ‘It’s a good parcours for us’

Second and third overall this season, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have both said that the newly unveiled course of the 2016 Tour de France appeals to them and should suit their characteristics. The duo will both represent the Movistar team in the race and believe that they can challenge for yellow next July. Quintana […]

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In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: D’Hoore takes stage one of Boels Rentals Ladies Tour; Rogers awarded 2004 Olympic bronze medal; Cavendish move to MTN-Qhubeka would require Briton to bring sponsor; Dumoulin still can’t believe Vuelta performance, Degenkolb says sensations are good before world championships; Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I […]


Quintana: I’m tired after the Tour but I hope the mountains are calling for me

Currently seventh overall in the Vuelta a España, one minute 17 seconds behind the race leader Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana has admitted that his first attempt at the Tour/Vuelta double has taken a lot more out of him that he expected. The Movistar rider is just 25 years of age and, after finishing second to […]

Vuelta a España: Teams to back Froome, Quintana and Valverde announced

The line-ups that will back the Tour de France podium finishers in their bids to win the Vuelta a España have been announced, with both Team Sky and Movister confirming their nine-man teams on Monday. Tour champion Chris Froome will be backed by two of the riders who helped him win the Tour, namely Welshman […]

Full Chris Froome press conference audio: Tour winner on racing, rivals and much more

Although the Tour de France doesn’t finish until Sunday evening in Paris, Chris Froome spoke at length to the media in the press room atop Alpe d’Huez on Saturday. Tradition dictates that the Tour winners’ press conferences always take place one day earlier than the finish on the Champs Elysees. This is both a recognition […]


Sean Kelly: Froome and Quintana may have had sleepless nights over possible tough weather conditions

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With thunderstorms looking like a distinct possibility in the days ahead, Sean Kelly has said that some of the key race favourites will likely be unsettled by the prospect of slippery, tricky conditions and the realisation that this could greatly threaten their Tour chances. “If we get good weather, little […]


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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use; The fight between ASO, UCI and teams for the future of pro cycling; Contador plays down Route du Sud victory; Col du Galibier expected to be cut from Tour de France; […]