Nairo Quintana: The stages in the north are going to be difficult
Oct 17 2017 01:21 pm CET

Nairo Quintana: The stages in the north are going to be difficult
Nairo Quintana: The stages in the north are going to be difficult
Photo of Nairo Quintana by the A.S.O.

Movistar's Nairo Quintana believes that the course of the 2018 Tour de France will suit him well. He said this at the presentation of the route in Paris.

The Colombian was one of the riders present at the unveiling of the French Grand Tour and is excited about what he saw. "There are a lot of stages that suit me and I like a big part of the course, except a few stages that we will have to be very focused, like the one on the cobbles. But I hope that with the good team we will have, we won't have any trouble," said the rider.

Quintana, who has finished second twice and third once in La Grande Boucle, thinks this route is good for a rider like himself. "It has a lot of mountains and I really like that. The time trial kilometres are few and I hope to be at a great level," he commented.

The route will include some kilometres on the cobbles around Roubaix which will be one of the biggest challenges for General Classification riders. "The stages in the north are going to be difficult, to be honest," the Colombian explained.

"I've ridden a few races in this part of France and if I have riders that are really good for this conditions like (Daniele) Benatti, Imanol (Erviti) and (Jose Joaquin) Rojas, I will be very well supported."




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