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The call for a press conference had fueled suspicions of a retirement announcement for Colombian rider Nairo Quintana, who is about to turn 33, but “the Condor of the Andes” on the contrary reaffirmed on Wednesday, January 25, his desire to continue with his career. Disqualified from the 2022 Tour de France, he finished in 6th place and without a team since his breach of contract with the French Arkéa-Samsic, Nairo Quintana ” keep going “prepare for” participate in the most important races in the world “Quintana expressed his intention to go to Europe very soon” to see what can be done after having said, I spoke with some teams but the negotiation was not successful. “. Winner of the 2014 Giro, the 2016 Vuelta, he never realized his dream of winning the Tour de France. He had to settle for two second places in 2013, from his first participation, and 2015, a third place in 2016 and three stage victories , each time triggering hysteria in his native Colombia, a country passionate about cycling.If he is the most successful Colombian cyclist with 51 successes, his compatriot Egan Bernal is the only one who has ever won the Big Loop, in 2019.