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Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Colombia's Nairo Quintana pedals as he wears the pink jersey of the overall leader during the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta, Italy. Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, File)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling’s rising star.

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Quintana & Valverde to lead Movistar at Vuelta

MADRID (AP) — Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta.

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