Nairo Quintana 'not going to the Giro d'Italia just to train for the Tour de France'

Movistar rider says he's going to both races to win


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Nairo Quintana and the Giro d'Italia organisers expect a serious race for the Italian Grand Tour's spiral trophy this May. The organisers say that Movistar's Colombian star is not just coming to visit Italy and to build for Tour de France, something with which Quintana agrees.

The small and soft-spoken, yet explosive Colombian, who repeatedly attacked in the Abu Dhabi Tour yesterday, is aiming for the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this 2017.

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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.