He used the bicycle to go home to school, it was when Nairo discovered his cycling skills.
He entered the Mar of Tunja Sports Club
Where he began to train towards professionalism
He participated in two world competitions
He was part of two competitions of the Mendrisio U23 World Championship, where he took 26th place in the time trial and won a silver medal.
He moved to the Colombia-Colombia Coffee team is Passion.
This year he was proclaimed winner of the Tour del Porvenir with only 20 years.
Back to Catalonia
Quintana was placed in the classification of the mountain.
He joined the Spanish Movistar team
In March of this year he won the Tour of Murcia, then participated for the first time in the Tour of Spain.
First important victory for Quintana
Quintana was chosen as the Athlete of the Year, after being runner-up of the Tour de France, winning the Tour of the Basque Country and the Tour of Burgos.
He won the Tour of Italy
June 1, 2014
Quintana was crowned winner of the Giro, and obtained the title of best young man of the race.
Victory around Spain
In this year, he won several champion victories in Tour de Romandía, plus 1 stage, the South Route, plus 1 stage, 3 place in the Tour de France, winner of the Tour of Spain plus 1 stage and 2 place in the UCI WorldTour