Colombia reveals formidable World Championships 2018 team, including Nairo Quintana and Miguel Angel Lopez

The South American country has a huge pool of talent to choose from, but selected their most powerful climbers

Miguel Angel Lopez (left) and Nairo Quintana have been selected for the World Championships in Austria
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The Colombian team for the World Championships in Austria has been revealed, and it includes some of the strongest climbers in the peloton.

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana will join Vuelta a España rivals Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First- Drapac) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) to tackle the gradients of Innsbruck later this month.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.