Nairo Quintana to miss Vuelta a Andalucia after nationals crash

A tumble at the Colombian national championships last week means that Nairo Quintana will have to wait to make his season's debut in Europe

Nairo Quintana at the 2015 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Nairo Quintana will not line-up with his Movistar teammates at next week’s Vuelta a Andalucía in order to give him more time to recover from injuries suffered in the Colombian national championships.

The Giro d’Italia winner was a faller in the final kilometre of his home championships, reportedly landing on his back and scraping his elbow, although initial diagnoses did not show any serious damage.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.