Nairo Quintana Plans On Riding Tour De France In 2019
Nairo Quintana ( Movistar ) has revealed that he will ride the Tour de France in 2019, though the remainder of his programme and the make-up of the Movistar team that will accompany him is still to be decided. The Colombian has endured a disappointing 2018 season, placing eighth overall at the Vuelta a España and 10th at the Tour, where he claimed stage victory atop the Col du Portet but his already faint podium hopes were furthered tempered by a crash the following day. “I’ll certainly be at the Tour de France [in 2019],” Quintana told Marca after completing the Vuelta on Sunday. “We’ll have to see how and with whom, that will be decided at the end of the season.” In 2018, Movistar deployed all three of its Grand Tour leaders at the Tour, with Quintana joined in the line-up by Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa. The trio ...
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