Nairo Quintana will soon return to competition despite crashing out of Tour de Suisse

A crash on the second stage of the Tour de Suisse 2024 forced Nairo Quintana to abandon the race, just before the start of the third day. The Colombian Movistar Team rider fractured his right hand, which prevented him from continuing in competition. But the 34-year-old climber is already thinking about what's next and has revealed when the next time we'll see him on a bike will be.

It will be in a Gran Fondo that he organizes himself. With a video posted on his personal Instagram account, Nairo assured that he would ride a few kilometers to prepare for his goal for the second half of the season: the Vuelta a España.

"Hello friends, I'm already at the hotel this afternoon, tomorrow I will return home after the fall I had. I'm having a good time with my friend Pablo, the trainers, I'm fine. Finally, an injury, which is never good to have, but fortunately, after this race I entered a small rest break and well, that will be good for me."

"And so I will have opportunities to continue training at rest, off the bike and I will not lose too much, so we will see each other in the next races but especially in the Gran Fondo, I will still be in the Gran Fondo and possibly try to ride because I will be starting the preparation for the Vuelta a España and the stage of the second part of the season. So to work hard all, see you in the Gran Fondo, see you soon and I'll tell you how I'm doing in recovery," said the native of Cómbita.

He did so with the following caption: "It was a short Tour de Suisse for me, but we continue with all the best attitude to return soon to the competitions. Good luck in the rest of the race to my team Movistar. Thanks for your message of support and see you in the @gfnairoquintana."

By his own admission, the Vuelta is his next big challenge. There is still a long time to go, no more and no less than two months before the start of the event, but Movistar Team plans to take Nairo and Enric Mas as co-leaders. The Spaniard is currently in the Tour de Suisse, where he is the team's best placed rider, and will also lead the team in the Tour de France.

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