Nairo Quintana

Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis; Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’; Storey confirmed as first rider to take on long-standing women’s hour record; Dowsett next to mount challenge on men’s record?; Torku-Sekerspor team becomes probationary member of MPCC; […]

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Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis

Defending champion Nairo Quintana has been confirmed as starting the 2015 Tour de San Luis, with the Movistar rider deciding to once again begin his season in the Argentinean event. Although the Colombian’s main goal of the Tour de France will take place over five months later, team manager Eusebio Unzue isn’t ruling out the […]

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Yet another doping positive for an Astana-linked rider; Wheel designer Steve Hed dead at 59; German broadcasters to reconsider showing the Tour de France; Orica renews sponsorship of Orica-GreenEdge; Victor Hugo Peña – Quintana has what it takes to win the Tour; Interview with Lance […]

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Victor Hugo Peña: Quintana has what it takes to win the Tour

Former Tour de France yellow jersey Victor Hugo Peña has said that he is confident that his fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana has what it takes to win the Tour de France, but that it is impossible to say it is guaranteed to happen. The ex-professional has competed alongside the 2014 Giro d’Italia winner in the […]

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How The Season Was Won 2014

There’s more to cycling than crossing the line first—yes, winning is important, but providing critical team support, functioning well under a variety of racing conditions, and keeping the sport exciting and enjoyable to watch throughout the year are all important, too. After all, cycling’s business structure is built on the idea that people are watching. With that in mind, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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