Nairo Quintana To Start The Season In Provence After Recovering From COVID-19

"I am motivated by the idea of coming back to this competition and being able to play a big role again,"
Nairo Quintana

After fully recovering from COVID-19, Nairo Quintana will finally be joining his teammates (Arkéa-Samsic) at the Tour De La Provence. This is the same race that the Colombian dominated back in 2022, he had an unprecedented lead.

Nairo recovered from the coronavirus fully last month and has now expressed that he can finally race again with his team. What better opportunity than the Tour De La Provence? He conquered the race till Chalet Reynard, and hopes are high that he do the same again!



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This time the tour is going to be different than the last time, although it still contains a 17.7km ascent, perfect for the Colombian climber. We know that the Ventoux will not be featured but the route will still be exciting as ever.



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During a team press release, Quintana said,

I am motivated by the idea of coming back to this competition and being able to play a big role again.

My physical condition is good, I started training again after contracting the Covid a few weeks ago, and little by little I’ve been putting in more work.

If the opportunity arises to play a big role in this race, as I said, I will do everything to seize it. I don’t know the Montagne de Lure very well, but some of my teammates have already spoken to me about it, they have described the characteristics of this climb. I hope that I will be in good physical condition for this competition and that I will be able to fight with the best riders and thus achieve a good overall classification.

The 2022 season is looking very ambitious for Arkéa-Samsic, they even started the season with a huge win in the GP la Marseillaise by the talented Amaury Capiot. These wins and the team spirit have certainly motivated Yvon Ledanois, the team’s Sport’s Director.

Yvon Ledanois stated,

Obviously, the Tour de la Provence evokes beautiful recent memories for the Arkéa-Samsic team with two of our leaders. This race, as in 2020, will kick off Nairo Quintana’s season, but with a different route than in previous editions, and the finish at the top of the Montagne de Lure which is different from the Mont Ventoux up to the Chalet Reynard.

We are going to this Tour de la Provence with ambitions and like every time we compete with the desire to do well and perform.

The Tour De La Provence holds a lot of expectations for Team Arkéa-Samsic, as it begins on Thursday, we cannot be more excited for it. There is a lot in store Nairo Quintana, we know that he will be bursting with amazing performance, exciting times are certainly ahead.

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