Latest team that Nairo Quintana is linked with seems to be Alberto Contador’s EOLO Kometa.
“We were able to keep important riders like Vincenzo Albanese and Lorenzo Fortunato with us” Contador told Marca. “We added strong guys from the youth categories. It is the first year in which we have not lost talent compared to the previous one. We are excited. We want to continue to grow and continue to make progress until we reach the top level. We believe in what we are doing”.
“We want to enter the WorldTour in 2027. However, we will need greater disposable income, as well as repeated appearances in the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. We need important riders and also the points, which we now know are important in order to obtain the WorldTour licence.”
Given the magnitude of their objectives, they require a rider with vast experience and a history of success, and Nairo Quintana has been identified as a possible option.
“We know that we need already mature riders, who we know can win. But, obviously, the economic factor also enters into this field. The time will come for important decisions, in which Ivan and I will have to confront each other. Nairo Quintana? I think his name has been popping up all over the desks of professional teams these days.”
“We aim to one day fight to win the Tour de France , perhaps by the end of this decade. Then, we also want to launch the women’s team project,” concluded Contador.