>>>Nario Quintana rider profile and results

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

Nairo Quintana burst on to the scene with a stunning debut Tour de France ride in 2013, and 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 Giro d’Italia champion and in the future perhaps the country’s first Tour de France winner.

After missing the 2014 Tour, Quintana rode the 2015 race as Movistar’s out-and-out leader for the first time, clashing with the other top GC contenders, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali. He finished just one minute and 12 seconds behind overall winner Froome and claimed the white jersey of best young rider after strong rides in the final two stages in the Alps.

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