Nairo Quintana

>>>Nario Quintana rider profile and results

Nationality: Colombian
Date of birth: February 4, 1990
Height: 167cm
Weight: 57kg
Team: Movistar
Twitter: @NairoQuintana

Nairo Quintana burst on to the scene with a stunning debut Tour de France ride in 2013, but the 25-year-old has since firmly set himself as a leading grand tour contender after an emphatic victory at the 2014 Giro d’Italia.

Quintana’s climbing prowess earned him the honour of becoming Colombia’s first grand tour champion and in the future perhaps the country’s first Tour de France winner. He’ll return to the Tour in 2015 as Movistar’s out-and-out leader, with the potential of a mouthwatering clash between Quintana and the other top GC contenders, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali.

Nairo Quintana (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

Nairo Quintana recons Tour de France cobbles

Tirreno-Adriatico winner Nairo Quintana was back in the saddle on Monday, looking ahead to his Tour de France assault with a recon of stage four’s cobbled sections. The Tour riders…

Quintana Tirreno

Should cyclists have to race in bad weather?

With snow on Monte Terminillo during Tirreno-Adriatico and 40°C heat in the Tour of Oman, recent examples of extreme weather have led to a debate about whether cyclists should race in bad…

Nairo Quintana on stage seven of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

Nairo Quintana wins 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

Nairo Quintana becomes first Colombian to win Tirreno-Adriatico; Fabian Cancellara takes final time trial stage win; Brits Steve Cummings and Adam Yates finish in top 10 overall