Nairo Quintana set to miss Rio Olympics with mystery illness picked up at Tour de France

The Colombian will not compete in the Rio road race after suffering through the final week of the Tour that saw him finish third overall

(Graham Watson)

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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is reportedly set to miss the Olympic Games road race in Rio next month with an undiagnosed illness picked up at the Tour de France.

Colombian media reported after Sunday's finish to the Tour in Paris that the 26-year-old would not feature in the road race after suffering with an illness during the race.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).