Movistar’s three-pronged approach at the Tour de France with Nairo Quintana, Mikel Landa, and Alejandro Valverde did not work and the team management seems to have learned from their mistake.
Nairo Quintana will race the Tour de France and Vuelta in 2019. Valverde will ride the Giro and Vuelta with Landa joining the world champion in Italy, but heading to France in July and missing out on a trip to Spain.
“I know that physically I can do it and emotionally too,” said Quintana. “I hope that it is true that the boy will bring me beautiful things.
“When the girl was born, effectively in 2014 I won the Giro. Well, I am curious to see what this baby is bringing me.”
The Colombian rider will start his 2019 season in Argentina where he will race the Vuelta a San Juan.
“My goal in San Juan will be to start the year well, to prepare myself well. Then, as it goes along, we’ll see if we can pull off some things,” he said.
Quintana will be joined in Argentina by Winner Anacona, Carlos Betancur, Richard Carapaz, Eduardo Sepúlveda as Carlos Barbero will aim for the sprints.