'There's a chance that Nairo Quintana will ride the Giro and Tour' says Movistar boss

The Colombian rider reportedly said he will target an historic Grand Tour double in 2017, but his manager looked to play down speculation

Nairo Quintana at the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nairo Quintana's Grand Tour plans are still undecided says Movistar boss Eusebio Unzue, despite the Colombian rider reportedly saying he would be targetting a Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double in 2017.

The 2014 Giro winner told his native newspaper El Tiempo earlier this week that it was decided he would go for the Giro and the Tour next year, aiming to become the first rider to win both in the same season since Marco Pantani in 1998.

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Richard Windsor

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