Quintana to test himself on the pavé
23 March 2015

TDF Recon / Waregem / Harelbeke

Tirreno-Adriatico overall winner in northern France for recon of Tour de France cobbles stage, will also take on Dwars door Vlaanderen (Wednesday) and E3 Harelbeke (Friday)

PICTURES | Nairo Quintana, Movistar Team training over TDF cobblestones

While eight of their team-mates start in the 95th Volta a Catalunya, a second Movistar Team roster led by Chente García Acosta and José Luis Jaimerena will be heading this very Monday into the French Nord region to recon the seven sections of cobblestones (a total 13km) included in the 2015 Tour de France's stage four from Seraing to Cambrai. Nairo Quintana  a la cabeza se adentra este mismo lunes en el Norte galo para un reconocimiento de los siete tramos de pavé (13 km en total) de la cuarta etapa del Tour de Francia 2015, entre Seraing y Cambrai. Nairo Quintana will have a chance to test himself on one of the most important difficulties in the next Grande Boucle before the competition itself.

The Colombian will take on a further effort to improve his abilities and experience in such conditions as he takes part in Dwars door Vlaanderen (1.HC, Wednesday 25) and E3 Harelbeke (1.UWT, Friday 27), start of a long Flemish campaign for the Blues in the next two weeks -including their maiden appearance in the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde in eight days' time-. Fran Ventoso, John Gadret, Jonathan Castroviejo, Imanol Erviti, Andrey Amador, Gorka Izagirre and Adriano Malori will join Quintana in those two races.