Teams & Riders Nairo Quintana discussion thread

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Any news on Quintana and why he performed the way he did today?
Lacking rhythm due to the traffic accident he was caught up in, was his reaction. He didn't sound worried in the slightest and assumes it'll come with more racing, so there might be some hope yet. It would be tremendous for the race if he were to find his legs of old.
 
I don't know - sure it is far from an optimal preperation to be hit by a car. But in the end it matters what he can do at the Tour. And it would just be a huge anti-climax if this is going to be another disappointing year after what he showed in the spring. The Tour Starts in 3 weeks. Thats not much time to improve from where he is now
 
That was a significant improvement in comparison to Thursday. There might be some hope yet to have a challenger to the duopoly.
Despite a slight, understandable dip following his accident, Quintana looks like he is recovering quite quickly. He could well be back to his early season form come the Tour.

To be honest I've been completely indifferent towards Quintana for the past seven years, but this year I've found myself cheering for him a bit and I hope he wins the Tour. I suppose there's nothing sexier than a man who rides for a French Pro-Conti team.
 
Despite a slight, understandable dip following his accident, Quintana looks like he is recovering quite quickly. He could well be back to his early season form come the Tour.

To be honest I've been completely indifferent towards Quintana for the past seven years, but this year I've found myself cheering for him a bit and I hope he wins the Tour. I suppose there's nothing sexier than a man who rides for a French Pro-Conti team.
And he definitely looks better in Arkea’s red kit!
 
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Despite a slight, understandable dip following his accident, Quintana looks like he is recovering quite quickly. He could well be back to his early season form come the Tour.

To be honest I've been completely indifferent towards Quintana for the past seven years, but this year I've found myself cheering for him a bit and I hope he wins the Tour. I suppose there's nothing sexier than a man who rides for a French Pro-Conti team.
Careful with the betting, though. You already lost your family...
 
Honestly it looks annoyingly similar to the Ineos kit from aerial shots. Several times I thought Bernal still had a teammate with him when I realised I was staring at Quintana's back.
It's all part of the plan. He's trying to assimilate the Ineos train and beat them with their own weapons. Bernal will just think a teammate has gone up the road to make Roglic chase when, in reality, the Condor stretches his wings..
 
I am much more positive about Quintana again after today. The most visible difference to the last years is in my opinion that he really looks mean and lean.
Hopefully the setback is over by now and he'll ride into that stratospheric form just in time. During the Tour Arkea needs to keep him out of trouble, annoy the hell out of everybody with Barguil and let pokerface do his thing. I am optimistic.
 
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