After his outstanding participation in the Tour de Francewhere he finished sixth in the general classification, the immediate future of Nairo Quintana It has generated quite a bit of expectation. The boyacense ends his current link with the Arkea Samsic at the end of this season; nevertheless, the desire of both parties would be to continue together.
As reported Ouest-Francehalf french, the Colombian would have chosen to continue in the team of Emmanuel Hubertdespite the interest aroused in several squads.
Nairo had already given clues to his decision in the last Tour de France. At the end of the French test, the rider commented: “this year in all the races I have done I have been among the top ten, last year at the end of the year I had a good season, and we have been doing good things, Reinforcements are coming for the team and I think I’ll continue here”.
Of these reinforcements mentioned by Quintana, they have already been made official louis barre Y Clement Champoussin, French runners aged 22 and 24 respectively.
Another reason that would influence Nairo’s continuity at Arkea would be the promotion to the World Tour category of the teamwhere the Colombian has been a key player contributing points for the UCI ranking.
Joxean Fernandez, sports director of team emirates, threw high praise at Nairo Quintana during the last Tour, sparking rumors of possible interest from the Slovenian’s team Tadej Pogacar in the Colombian, something that Fernández later denied.
August, a key month
As of this month, the teams are authorized to announce their new signings in cycling, prior to the date, it is penalized to make any type of negotiation public. As it is being carried out, it cannot be exposed in the middle until after August 1.