‘Final stop’ for Quintana in Route du Sud
17 June 2015

Race preview

Colombian climber to lead Movistar Team in Pyrenean race from Thursday, two weeks before the start of the Tour de France

The last stagerace for the Movistar Team before the depart of the 'Grande Boucle' from Utrecht on July 4th will also mark Nairo Quintana's comeback into racing. The Boyacá-born rider is set to lead the telephone squad at the 39th Route du Sud, a four-day stagerace which includes three flat stages -with consecutive uphill finishes in Auch and Saint-Gaudens, on Thursday and Friday, plus Gaillac's closing ride on Sunday- and a big mountain stage on Saturday 20th, over the Category-1 cols of Haut-Balestas, Val Louron and Balès.

Imanol Erviti, John Gadret, Marc Soler, Dayer Quintana, Enrique Sanz, Jasha Sütterlin and Alex Dowsett will join Quintana and sports director Chente García Acosta at the French event. Nairo will also meet the journalists present in the race this very evening, in a Media Day held by the Movistar Team for his return to a race he already conquered in 2012.