Route d'Occitanie (Stage 1): Nairo Quintana 13th
For his return to competition, Nairo Quintana took 13th place in the first stage of the Route d’Occitanie (Séméac – L’Isle Jourdain).
Photos Getty and Frédéric Machabert
“We knew that the big difficulty of the day would be the heat with up to 38 degrees announced. Our goal was to protect Nairo all day long so as not to break. The whole team did its job perfectly. Tomorrow, it’s time for a stage for the puncheurs, but some sprinters could make it over the final climb.”