Cycling

Quintana to ride TDF, Vuelta

Nairo Quintana (AFP)
Nairo Quintana (AFP)

Madrid - The Movistar cycling team says leading duo Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will compete in both the Tour de France and Spanish Vuelta next year.

Movistar team director Eusebio Unzue says "each one is willing to support whichever one is better."

Quintana was the runner-up at the 2013 Tour but didn't compete in cycling's biggest race last year after he won the Giro d'Italia.

The Colombia climber then rode in the Spanish Vuelta in September, but his race was cut short when he broke a shoulder blade in a crash.

Valverde finished last year's Tour in fourth place and the Vuelta in third.

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