Nairo wants the Giro

The Colombian, at the expense of knowing if Arkéa will receive an invitation, wishes to participate in the Corsa Rosa. Then he would double as greats with the Tour.


At the beginning of the year the news was known that Nairo Quintana could run the Giro d'Italia, as La Gazzetta dello Sport announced. Intentions that the Colombian runner himself has confirmed in the last hours, although it is true that his presence in the Corsa Rosa depends on the Arkéa receiving one of the invitations destined for ProTeam teams.

"We are waiting for the answer, if we are among the guests; it is not yet known," the one from Boyacá explained to El Periódico Deportivo, adding: "I played it twice and was champion and runner-up, it is a race in which I always I have done well and I would like to return ".

But things don't end there. Nairo, after undergoing knee surgery at the end of last year, hopes to be in the Tour de France as well, thus completing a double on his grand tour schedule. "If everything goes well, I would do Giro and Tour, that's what we have planned. The intention is clear ... Otherwise, we will continue with the objective of the Tour de France", admitted the Colombian, in addition to not forgetting the Games of Tokyo: "I'm excited because I haven't had the chance to go to the Games yet."

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