Nairo Quintana renews with Movistar until 2019
Sep 12 2016 07:54 pm CET

Nairo Quintana renews with Movistar until 2019

2016 Vuelta a España champion Nairo Quintana has renewed his contract with Movistar team until 2019. In a press conference it was also announced that the communications company Movistar and Abarca Sports have extended their partnership with the team for three more years.

"We've got the best team in the world at the moment," said the Head of Public and Regulation Affairs of Telefónica Carlos López Blanco. "The sporting results can hardly be better; our brand exposure and positioning are excellent all over the world, especially in Spain and Latin America, essential markets for Telefónica; and above everything else, this team represents bond and friendliness like no other.

"Our progression on digital media has been constant all over these six years, and as with all previous aspects, makes us satisfied and proud to have joined our name to cycling in this team. Enjoying results like this Vuelta win by Nairo Quintana is sensational. We've got tremendous confidence on the future of the team and our collaboration with them."

"At Telefónica, you were brave when you took that gamble for cycling in such a difficult moment, and we can't thank you enough for that. It makes us happy to put a smile on the face of so many people," said Eusebio Unzué, Movistar Team's general manager.

During the press conference it was also confirmed that Alejandro Valverde will sign a contract extension with the team later this week.

"We've got a strong team in Alejandro, Nairo and all their team-mates, and now that both are set to continue, our goal for this new, three-year term is leading cycling as we did for the past six seasons. We now start working on building a good future for the squad and bringing Telefónica more reasons to remain confident about what we can do," he added.
Photo of Nairo Quintana by CyclingPub / Mary Cárdenas





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