Teams & Riders Nairo Quintana discussion thread

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I keep thinking going to a french non-wt was kind of a mistake, considering he has been fading over the last years.
Perhaps a spanish/italian team could be better, as I believe the TdF is the grand tour that suits him the least.

But, then again, this is competitively speaking. Obviously money matters.

I still think he has a GT podium in him. Just not on the TdF.
 
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I keep thinking going to a french non-wt was kind of a mistake, considering he has been fading over the last years.
Perhaps a spanish/italian team could be better, as I believe the TdF is the grand tour that suits him the least.

But, then again, this is competitively speaking. Obviously money matters.

I still think he has a GT podium in him. Just not on the TdF.
Talking about him in that last year is very confusing. But I think you are right.

You have crashes, a motorist crash specially, a double knee surgery, lack of base training which is critical, recuperation program from a small French Team, and not the best racing program to come back. I have to say, and looking at the other Colombians that have had similar calamities, I have to say that the decision of going to a non-wt team was probably a mistake. And we cannot talk about clinic issues in this forum but it could be a factor as well after what happened to him in the last Tour. He made a silly comment during the Giro when he alluded to Ineos like a team that knew what they were doing. Weird.

I have seen riders with less talent come back to very high level. So I wouldn't be surprised if he comes back with a change of team. However the contract has to be broken and I don't think the team wants to do that and neither does Quintana since is very lucrative.
 
I loved it! He's not exactly the first guy you would imagine to do this... And he wasn't so bad... You take voice lessons during the winter, Nairo, and I'm improving my rap writing, and then we rule the rapping cycling world together next year!
Second ever pro cycling rap, by team Arkea Samsic, ghost written by BlueRoads, staring lil Nairoman and Boxing Nacer
 

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