Young Colombian talent signs 2-year term with the telephone squad, expects to confirm expectations that appoint him as one of the best hopefuls in South America
Promising Colombian rider Nairo Quintana will ride for the next two seasons with Movistar Team after an agreement was closed in the South American country by the telephone squad’s general manager Eusebio Unzué. Aged 21, and after three seasons in continental squads in his country, Quintana takes the leap into the top tier in cycling with Movistar Team, which confirm their fifth joining for the next season after the already confirmed transfers by Moreno and Herrada (Caja Rural), Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Visconti (Farnese Vini).
Nairo Quintana jumped into the spotlight last season, when he took the first-ever victory for the last 25 year for a Colombian cyclist in the Tour de l’Avenir. Back in 2009, in his first season with the top, he already had shown climbing manners after taking 7th in the Subida a Urkiola, still being a 19-year old. In 2011, Quintana took the victory in the KoM classificatino of the Volta a Catalunya, a World-Tour ranked race able to be done by Quintana in 2012, as a result of his final step to stardom.