Movistar and Nairo Quintana could split at the end of 2017, report suggests

Reports in Italy suggest we could see Quintana leave his contract with the Spanish team early

Nairo Quintana on stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Movistar and their Colombian Grand Tour star Nairo Quintana could be splitting ways two years earlier than 2019, with a decision already set for Monday, says a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Chris Froome's number one Tour de France rival up until 2017 had been Quintana. He won the 2014 Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España last year, toppling Froome in the process.

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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.