Nairo Quintana: "I'm sure I'll get along with Barguil"

In an interview with the French media Le Telegramme, the Colombian cyclist analyzed his arrival at Arkéa-Samsic. He also talked about his departure from Movistar and his 2020 goals.

Nairo Quintana continues with his adaptation to the Arkéa-Samsic team. The Colombian cyclist, who on Sunday participated in the march Balade Arkéa-Samsic reviewed in an interview with the French media Le Telegramme how it has been his arrival, his departure from Movistar and his goals for 2020.

Quintana will share gallons on the French team with Warren Barguil, an adventure he is looking forward to. "Barguil is a very expressive guy. I am convinced that my arrival to the team will bring him more peace of mind when sharing responsibilities. I am sure we will get along."

Nairo also talked about how his departure from Movistar was propitiated. "Some have understood my choice, others have not. Very bad. I came here with a lot of joy, a smile and motivation. I would never have imagined that I would wear the colors of a French team but Yvon Ledanois is one of my former sports directors. Together we won a a lot of careers. He contacted me in the spring and introduced me to Emmanuel Hubert. He convinced me to join the team. The way he introduced me to things brought me a lot of serenity. " The Colombian justified his departure with the search for new professional challenges. "I was not particularly unhappy but it was not how happy I wanted to. They are things that happen in life. At this point you have to open my eyes and look forward. That made me leave Movistar, where I have been for eight years. I was looking for new challenges I really wanted to "

Nairo also analyzed what his goals will be for next season, where there is one that shines above all. "The Tour de France will be my number target. I will fight for a place on the podium. I know I have the capabilities. I will have a great team around me, so I will try to win it. I think it is possible. Besides the Tour, I want to shine on the main French tests. I will run more frequently in France next season as I will run with a French team. After the Tour, I hope to go to the Games. It would be a pride to represent my country in Tokyo ".

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