Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana will not compete in the upcoming Olympics, according to Cycling News.
“I head back home from this Tour full of happiness.” Quintana said. “It’s a major feat for me to finish on the podium after all difficulties I had to go through in this race...It’s obvious that we came into this race with a much bigger and ambitious goal, but we’ve got many years ahead to keep trying.”
Quintana finished third in the Tour de France behind three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and runner-up Romain Bardet of France.
Quintana fell ill toward the end of the race and was undergoing medical tests to determine the cause of his sickness. He could target a return at the Vuelta a Espana, which will be held from Aug. 20 to Sept. 11.
Froome plans to compete at the Olympics, where he will contest the 159-mile road race on Aug. 6. Froome will also return to the time trial, where he took bronze in 2012.