Nairo Quintana adds Vuelta a España to hectic 2016 schedule

Nairo Quintana will race the Tour de France, Olympic Games road race and Vuelta a España in the summer of 2016

Nairo Quintana on stage seventeen of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Not content with challenging to win the Tour de France and Olympic Games road race, Nairo Quintana is also planning an assault at the Vuelta a España in 2016.

In an interview with Colombian newspaper El Espectador, the Movistar rider says he thinks it is possible to win both the Tour and Vuelta in the same year, even though it's not been achieved since the race moved to its late-season spot.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.