Nairo Quintana's Giro/Tour double was 'a team decision' despite his father's protest

Nairo Quintana's father protests that the Movistar team are 'burning up' his son in attempting to win both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this season

Nairo Quintana on stage eight of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Movistar says that staff and Nairo Quintana jointly decided to race for the Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double this 2017 season despite his father criticising the decision.

The Colombian, who placed second overall in the Giro d'Italia, is suffering in the Tour de France. He sits eighth overall at 2-22 minutes behind leader Chris Froome (Team Sky). He said in earlier interviews that part of the reason is due to a schedule that spread him thin.

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