Nairo Quintana

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: John Degenkolb takes a third stage win at the Vuelta a Espana; Ruben Zepunkte takes victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta, Jonas Ahlstrand wins stage 2; Marianne Vos takes stage 3 at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour; Tino Thomel claims stage 6 […]


Successful surgery for Quintana but no more racing this season

The possibility of Nairo Quintana riding the world road race championships or later races such as the Tour of Beijing or Il Lombardia has definitely been ruled out after the Colombian underwent surgery in the Clínica San Miguel in Pamplona on Thursday. The Movistar rider crashed out of the Vuelta a España on Tuesday after […]


Quintana abandons Vuelta a España after second crash

Having fallen badly during Tuesday’s Vuelta a España time trial but been able to continue in the race, Nairo Quintana has had to put a definite end to his participation after crashing on Wednesday’s eleventh stage. The Colombian rider was one of several who hit the deck inside the first 20 kilometres of the 153.4 […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Martin grabs Vuelta TT victory, Contador takes over red jersey from fallen Quintana; Buts wins stage four of the Tour of China, Gradek maintains overall lead; Froome’s push for red hits a stumbling block with below-par time trial; Cancellara loses runner-up slot in Vuelta TT […]


Quintana hits the deck, loses race lead but can remain in Vuelta

Fifth at the first intermediate time check on the stage ten time trial in the Vuelta a España, Nairo Quintana’s bid to defend his race leader’s red jersey unravelled very soon afterwards with a high speed crash on the descent of the day’s climb. The Colombian rider was sent flying when he ran wide on […]


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 […]


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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 […]