Nairo Quintana saving energy for Tour de France with easier start to season

Quintana enjoying more relaxed start to the year with season start in Colombia

Nairo Quintana on stage eight of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

After the disappointment of the 2017 season which saw him fail to win either the Giro d'Italia or the Tour de France as he chased a historic double, Nairo Quintana is enjoying an easier start to the year as he focuses his attention solely on the Tour in 2018.

Currently in Colombia ahead of the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz race which starts on Tuesday, Quintana says that he is looking forward to focusing his attention completely on the Tour in 2018.

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