Daily News Digest

by CyclingTips

July 25, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking sprints to victory at La Course; Andre Greipel takes final sprint victory on Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome wins third Tour de France; Nicolas Marini wins stage 8 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Oleg Tinkov: I’ll come back and win the Tour de France when Froome has gone; Quintana to miss Rio Olympics; Zakarin’s Olympic bid still uncertain – may compete as independent athlete; Rio Olympics 2016: Athletes’ village ‘unliveable’…

Quintana to miss Rio Olympics

by CyclingTips

via AFP

Colombian media reports that Nairo Quintana will miss the Olympic Games in Rio next month, according to  Colombia’s national cycling coach Carlo Mario Jaramillo.

The 26-year-old rider just finished the Tour de France in third overall, but had been complaining for days of an unknown allergy that he said prevented him from reaching his peak performance.

Quintana will undergo medical tests to try to establish exactly what has been wrong with him.

Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) is likely to be called up as a replacement, Jaramillo said.If not, Quintana’s Movistar teammate Winner Anacona could be called up.