Nairo Quintana: 'The Giro/Tour is a challenge, and we accept that risk'

As Colombian Grand Tour specialist Nairo Quintana kicks off his season, he says that he is going to give the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France his best shot, with the risk of winning neither

Nairo Quintana wins stage sixteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: watson)

Nairo Quintana says that he and his Movistar team are accepting the "risk" of coming up empty-handed in their quest for the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double this year.

Quintana begins the Volta a Valenciana stage race in Spain today with Team Sky and Orica-Scott's Yates twins, Adam and Simon.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.