Lemond: "I think Quintana will never win the Tour de France"

The American does not give many chances of victory to the Colombian in the next Tour. The Ineos team, with Thomas and Bernal, the big favorites.

Greg Lemond does not bite his tongue when talking about the pirants to win the next Tour de France. The American, triple winner of the Grande Boucle, is one of the authorized voices to analyze one of the most open Tours that is They remember in recent years, and their analysis does not go exactly right Nairo Quintana.

In Lemond's words to the Cyclingnews portal, the Colombian will never win a Tour de France, a train that for him already happened: "It is not explosive, you can not keep it at an altitude of 3,000 meters for eight weeks, the number of red blood cells increases, but losing power You do not have the ability to attack and be with the favorites, is always looking for balance, has not exploited its potential, is a great talent, but I think he will never win the Tour de France. "

A priori, Quintana will arrive in France with a l shared ideology with Mikel Landa in a Movistar full of stars and other great gregarious: Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler, Andrey Amador, Carlos Verona ... The road will decide if the Lemond trial is correct on a Quintana that does not rise to podium of the Champs Elysees since 2016 (3rd) .

Ineos: the rival to beat

Among the wide range of favorites to win in Paris, Lemond has highlighted the potential of the Ineos set, especially, having dos two great assets: Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal. "I think dual leadership takes away the pressure, really, if you have an intelligent director. Someone has to be willing to sacrifice, it could be Thomas, it could be Bernal. If you do not have Froome there, I think it's better that you have a couple of guys that are really good, who can face each other. Bernal's results in Switzerland were quite surprising and I think Thomas will remain a favorite. It will be difficult to beat Ineos, they have a good formula, "explained the American excorredor.

As for other possible contenders such as Fuglsang (" I do not think he is there until the end ") or the French Bardet and Pinot (" they have always had a someone above them "), it does not look like Lemond is going to bet on them ...

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