Roger Tréhin: "Taking reference points and having fun for Nairo on Occitanie"
Nairo Quintana will make his comeback on the Route d’Occitanie, a race he has already won twice
“I feel good physically, I have recovered perfectly from my crash during the Tour of Turkey. The Route d’Occitanie is a race that I know well and that I like a lot. I have already won it twice, so I am confident that I can do well in this race. There will be a great Arkéa-Samsic team on the roads of Occitanie, which is motivated. These few days spent in the South-West and in the Pyrenean passes will allow us to work well and to prepare the 2022 Tour de France. I am motivated by the fact that I will take part in this competition again, the general profile appeals to me with in particular a mountain stage proposed by the organizers, which will be able to serve me as an adaptation to the big climbs in view of the Tour de France, and also as a test, hoping of course to have good sensations on that day to be able to do well”
“The Route d’Occitanie will mark the return to competition of our leader, Nairo Quintana. The race route is suitable for him. He will be able to get his bearings on a race with high mountain stages. The goal will be to enjoy the race and to find good sensations. We are not going to put too much pressure on him, even if he will inevitably have it. Nairo hasn’t raced since Turkey, and we will do everything we can to ensure that he gets the best possible result on this Occitanie 2022 route.”