Movistar rallied around Quintana's GC run a day after Marc Soler showed frustration with team tactics.
The Slovenian time-trial ace is better than his rivals in the race against the clock. The question is whether he can match them in the mountains.
The toll of Thursday's crash continued to be felt as injuries prove too much for Tejay van Garderen, who abandoned the Vuelta with a fractured finger and other injuries.
The Spanish team has long struggled to balance the needs and ambitions of all of its GC captains
The Dutch team is overflowing with talent, and the arrival of Holland's biggest cycling star next season will present a challenge for team brass to keep all of its stars happy and racing
Riders vow to keep fighting in this Vuelta after the American team suffered multiple crashes and lost two of its strongest riders.
Following a Giro d'Italia that left him less than satisfied, Colombia's 'Superman' returns to the Vuelta intent on controlling his narrative
The Colombian star is cautiously sizing up the opening climbs in the first half of the Vuelta as a real test to see if he's fully back at his best
The highly touted American is diving head-first into his grand tour debut with the added pressure of trying to help Primoz Roglic win the overall
Traditionally, the Vuelta serves up its first test at the end of the opening week. This year, the selection came on the opening road stage.
A victory at the Belgian Waffle Ride and strong showings at other off-road adventure races helped Stetina rekindle love for the bike
An unconventional closing week across Spain's rugged Sierra de Gredos could up-end the Spanish grand tour
The Vuelta could be more wide open than ever with many of the established GC stars missing for one reason or another
The Australian team will race for the podium with Chaves; defending champion Simon Yates decides to miss the Spanish grand tour.
Despite finishing second in the Tour, the Ineos star will skip a run at the Spanish grand tour and focus on the world TT title instead
There are a lot of reasons why Geraint Thomas should race the Vuelta — the Spanish grand tour is there for the taking
Julian Alaphilippe revived French dreams with his thrilling Tour ride, but this writer hopes "Loulou" stays just the way he is.
With his season all but over, the Dutch star is mulling a change of team colors to kick-start his suddenly stalled career
Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Dumoulin are just a few of the big names that will switch teams after 2019.
Latin American riders could match the UK sweep of all three grand tours this year, setting up a new Ineos era of domination
Several top riders are heading to Spain for the Clásica San Sebastián, but recent Tour winner Egan Bernal might be heading home.
Pinot vows to return to the Tour de France next year to make amends for his tearful departure
The Colombian superstar was humble in congratulating Bernal for making history, but vows to keep fighting for his own shot at yellow.
Egan Bernal's long journey to the 2019 Tour de France victory included a few moments when the young Colombian seized the opportunities that were in front of him.
Jumbo-Visma caps its best season ever by pushing Steven Kruijswijk onto the final podium, with Sunday's sprint yet to come.
French hero Alaphilippe is becoming a bigger problem by the day for the top favorites as the Tour enters its final battleground. And Pinot packs the punch that should worry all the other would-be winners.
A combination of factors has transformed this year's Tour de France into one of the most unpredictable and engaging in decades.
Though he carries the yellow jersey into the Tour's final rest day, Alaphilippe realizes how hard it is going to be to win the Tour de France.
After putting costly time losses behind him, Pinot is a riding a wave of momentum after three stellar days across the Pyrénées to surge back into contention for the yellow jersey
Movistar threw everything at the Tourmalet on Saturday only to see its GC hopes dissolve and the stage victory escape
Though it took too long, the case to disqualify Juan José Cobo from the 2011 Vuelta is an important milestone in the fight for clean sport.
Despite a promising first week, hopes of a tightly bound GC battle have succumbed to the suffocating dominance of Team Ineos.
The French superstar is realistic about his chances to defend the yellow jersey as the race finally tilts into the longer climbs looming in the Pyrenees and the TT challenge
A touch of wheels sent Mikel Landa to the ground as the peloton broke into echelons. The Basque favorite ended up losing important time.
French fans are celebrating Bastille Day with Alaphilippe in the yellow jersey and Pinot moving up.
Tour rookie Woods wasn't injured in a late-race crash Saturday but he lost valuable time that took him out of the GC picture
EF Education First saw its solid opening week marred by a crash Friday involving van Garderen a day after Woods and Urán punched into the top-10 overall
With Landa and Quintana showing signs of life, Movistar enters the second week of the Tour de France with growing confidence.
The Frenchman can't explain why he fell off the pace so dramatically in the Tour's first GC test.
With important sponsors leaving, the future of Katusha-Alpecin is far from secure, but staffers deny the team has given up hope
Although he started the Tour almost unrecognizable in his trade team kit, Peter Sagan is back in the more familiar green jersey. Having won the points competition in every Tour he's finished, you might as well get used to seeing him in it.
Believing 2019 to be its best shot at winning the Tour de France, Movistar will back Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa
With just four starters at this year's Tour de France, American cycling has seen its presence in the French race plateau in recent years
Adam Yates returns to the Tour de France as Mitchelton-Scott's GC favorite. HIs chief lieutenant will be his brother, Simon.
Giro officials revealed the opening three stages of next year's edition, but sources tell VeloNews a 'virtual' event could still be in the cards
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The UCI handed down four-year suspensions to Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler for their involvement in the Operation Aderlass doping ring
Sprinter Caleb Ewan finally gets selected for his first Tour de France. But he's not just riding for the experience
With Chris Froome injured and Geraint Thomas banged up, Egan Bernal hopes to make a mark at the Tour de Suisse, on his way toward the Tour de France.
The UCI's confirmation of Cobo's sanction means Chris Froome could be named the official winner of the 2011 Vuelta a España
American Tejay van Garderen gains confidence from second place at Critérium du Dauphiné, but remains committed to support role at the Tour de France
The new Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge will send pro riders racing up the Giant of Provence this coming Monday
Doctors are optimistic that Chris Froome can return to racing—when that will be is yet to be determined