The coming season is the Colombian Nairo Quintana, an attempt to for the first time the Tour de France to win, so made his Movistar-sports director Eusebio Unzué Tuesday, known in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
“With Nairo, we focus first on the Tour and then the Vuelta,” said Unzué. “The title in a grand tour is next year, therefore, the main objective.” Quintana won the Giro in 2014, and the Vuelta in 2016.
Perhaps he gets in the Tour, Mikel Landa in addition to as (bill of exchange)team leader, the Spaniard combines the tour with the Giro.
World champion Alejandro Valverde in contrast, in 2019 France left lie: he starts in the Giro and the Vuelta. “The Tour is the biggest race, but I am to them nothing is mandatory,” said Valverde in the Spanish newspaper El Pais. “They want to, of course, that I am there. But I also need to look what is best for me. And in the Tour, I enjoy not.”
The 38-year-old Spaniard will be in the spring to Flanders to some of the classics to drive, such as Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of Flanders.