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Nairo Quintana: I wanted to be a track cyclist if the road didn’t take off

Nairo Quintana: I wanted to be a track cyclist if the road didn’t take off

The Colombian climber says he would have wanted to be a top track cyclist if his career didn’t take off on the road Nairo Quintana during the Team Presentation of the 2015 Tour de France Colombian climber Nairo Quintana, second to Team Sky’s Chris Froome in the Tour de France twice, would have liked to race on the track had his road career not taken off.

Movistar’s captain is racing the Tour de San Luis in Argentina this week as he prepares for the 2016 Tour and Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He finished eighth on the summit finish to Cerro El Amago today.

“A top track cyclist,” Quintana told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper about his other career idea.

“I never rode on the track, but I went to see the races. It’s impressive to see how fast they go on bikes without brakes and gear changes. Then the public is so close to the riders, they buy tickets, like in tennis or football. It’s different and intriguing.”

Track cycling is hugely popular in Colombia, which regularly hosts World Cups and in 2014, the World Championships. Etixx–Quick-Step’s new sprint star, Fernando Gaviria first made his name on the track and now counts an […]

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