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Colombia confirm Quintana and Chaves for Rio Olympic Games


The Colombian national cycling federation has named its five-rider team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games road events, with Nairo Quintana leading the selection.

Esteban Chaves‘ second-place finish at the Giro d’Italia sealed a place for the Orica-GreenEdge rider while Rigoberto Urán, the silver medalist from the 2012 London Games, has also been named in the squad.

Team Sky’s Sergio Henao will also make a second appearance at the Olympic Games having ridden in London while Astana’s Miguel Ángel López is the fifth and final rider selected.

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“We chose these riders based on their careers, form, and experience – in the case of Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Henao – at past Olympics,” said national coach Carlos Jaramillo.

“Miguel López is in there because he’s a rider with a great future who has proven himself in big races. Also, it’s a course for climbers and he could lend us a very good hand in that respect.”

Jaramillo travelled out to Brazil to recon the road race route earlier this month, accompanied by Urán.

You can read more at Cyclingnews.com





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