Teams & Riders Nairo Quintana discussion thread

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So the organizers of Burgos have decided not to invite the team of the two time winner. Fortunately he's sure to start in the Tour, but I don't see Arkéa on the start list of the Giro nor the Vuelta either.

It looks like the Mont Ventoux Challenge and the Tour de l'Ain will be his first races. Then he will probably ride the Dauphiné. This is a good preparation schedule for the Tour, but it looks like he won't have many chances to race outside of France this year.

After his accident and resting period he probably wouldn't have been in top shape yet. Hopefully he will be able to hit his best form within a month.
 
So the organizers of Burgos have decided not to invite the team of the two time winner. Fortunately he's sure to start in the Tour, but I don't see Arkéa on the start list of the Giro nor the Vuelta either.

It looks like the Mont Ventoux Challenge and the Tour de l'Ain will be his first races. Then he will probably ride the Dauphiné. This is a good preparation schedule for the Tour, but it looks like he won't have many chances to race outside of France this year.

After his accident and resting period he probably wouldn't have been in top shape yet. Hopefully he will be able to hit his best form within a month.
If you want to be sure to race the races you want, don't ride for a non-WorldTour-team.
 
Absolutely. But if you can invite non world tour teams to a race, you’d think they’d go for the teams who will bring the most action/views/exposure to the race. I do understand there are local continental teams that want to ride and base their year around these races.
 
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I tried looking for the source of the information and could not find it anywhere. There is this from Mundo Ciclistico:

https://www.revistamundociclistico.com/2020/la-mont-ventoux-denivele-challenge-se-suma-al-calendario-de-nairo-quintana/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtEghS-EJ1k


Where it indicates that his schedule is:

I know that he split the races with Barguil where he would go to La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi and Nairo would go to L'Ain. They added the Mount Ventoux challenge because of his crash. But nowhere I see Burgos on his schedule. Additionally they sent him to Monaco first to train. If they wanted him to go to Burgos he would have stayed in Spain most likely. Otherwise it would be too much traveling. So I hate to say it but Trump's phrase is a good fit here: "Another fake news".

BTW, one last note, when in the news they said there were four races in his schedule they were probably including the Tour de France.
 
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