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. The 23-year-old Colombian was the biggest threat to Chris Froome in the final week when rode himself on to the podium. A win on the final mountain stage at Annecy-Semnoz put him in second place overall and saw him win the king of the mountains jersey and the best young rider category.

Rather surprisingly, Movistar sent Quintana to this year’s Giro d’Italia which he currently leads after a brutal stage 16 to Val Martello. The Colombian’s climbing prowess looks set to land Colombia it’s first grand tour champion (grand tour’s run over three weeks) this month, and in the future perhaps the country’s first Tour de France winner. If he can significantly improve his time trialling.

Nairo Quintana on stage twenty-one of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

Nairo Quintana: Against all the odds

Nairo Quintana first raised eyebrows when he won the Tour de l’Avenir in 2010. He was instantly tipped to be of one of the best prospects for the future of…