Giro favourite sets sights on double

The Colombian won the Giro in 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10 May, 2017 @ 12:14
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Nairo Quintana
Nairo Quintana

MOVISTAR team leader Nairo Quintana is eyeing up a Giro D’Italia and Tour de France double.

The Colombian pocket rocket, who won the Giro in 2014, leads the nine-man team for the Spanish outfit at the Italian Grand Tour, which started last Friday.

Brit time-trial specialist Alex Dowsett is also part of the Movistar line-up, with Quintana one of the firm favourites.

Quintana said: “This year’s route is a very tough course, a demanding one.

“The last week has an impressive amount of mountains to overcome. Big gaps should be made there – I feel like this year’s course has sought for the strongest climber to win it.”

Quintana’s main challenger for this year’s race will be Italian Vincenzo Nibali, who won the Giro in 2013.

 

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