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Nairo Quintana may ride Giro dItalia and Tour de France Double
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Nairo Quintana may ride Giro dItalia and Tour de France Double

During a press conference at the end of the first concentration of the team ahead of the 2017 season, Movistar has confirmed that Nairo Quintana is considering to ride the upcoming Giro dItalia and the Tour de France.

The chance of Quintana riding both Grand Tours is more than 50 percent as after the Tour he recovered so well that he won the Vuelta.

 

 
LIVE STREAM: 2017 Tour de France Route Revealed
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2017 Tour de France Presentation LIVE STREAM

The 104th edition will feature steeper climbs. The Queen Stage will tackle the Col de la Biche, Grand Colombier and Mont du Chat, for a total altitude gain of 4,600 m in Jura mountains between Nantua and Chambéry.

Contenders for the Yellow Jersey will go head-to-head in the Pyrenees in a 100 km stage from Saint-Girons to Foix with sections approaching a 20% gradient on the slopes of La Planche des Belles Filles and Peyragudes.

The legenday Col du Izoard will host the last summit finish as 15,000 amateur riders will tackle it in the 25th Edition of the Etape du Tour on Sunday, July 16th.

Final time trial to Marseille's Stade Vélodrome on the eve of the finish will provide an animated race.

 
UCI Rejects Claims it Obstructed Motor Testing
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UCI Rejects Claims it Obstructed Motor Testing

UCI rejects claims made by Motor inventor Istvan ‘Stefano’ Varjas at the 2016 Tour de France.

In an official statement made yesterday evening, the UCI have countered claims that there was any obstruction in checking Team Bikes at the Tour de France.

The statement was made after Istvan ‘Stefano’ Varjas alleged obstruction claims were made recently.

 

 
Inventor of Hidden Motors insinuates cover up to the use of motorized bikes at 2016 Tour de France
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The Inventor of Hidden Motors insinuates that UCI covered up the use of motorized bikes at 2016 Tour de France

Prior to this year’s Tour de France, UCI announced that it would conduct the largest number of checks ever in order to stamp out mechanical doping.

In an interview with Off the Ball radio show, Istvan Varjas, the inventor of the hidden motors in cycling, said that UCI frustrated French police attempts to conduct the necessary screening to detect motors at this year’s race.

 

 
Oleg Tinkov: Contador too focused on winning the Tour de France in July
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Oleg Tinkov: Contador too focused on winning the Tour de France in July

In a recent interview, Oleg Tinkov criticised Alberto Contador, saying that no one in the Tinkoff team had a good relationship with the Spaniard.

He goes on to say Alberto crashed too many times this season and that affected Tinkoff's chances in the WorldTour team rankings.

He also didnt show up for Lombardia when Valverde did after being sick.