Nairo Quintana: I wanted to be a track cyclist if the road didn't take off

The Colombian climber says he would have wanted to be a top track cyclist if his career didn't take off on the road

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Colombian climber Nairo Quintana, second to Team Sky's Chris Froome in the Tour de France twice, would have liked to race on the track had his road career not taken off.

Movistar's captain is racing the Tour de San Luis in Argentina this week as he prepares for the 2016 Tour and Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He finished eighth on the summit finish to Cerro El Amago today.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.