Movistar's Nairo Quintana will make his European season debut at Paris-Nice Sunday alongside defending champ Marc Soler.
Quintana powered past younger rivals as they played cat and mouse in closing phases of the stage.
Nairo Quintana continues search for an answer to Team Sky, and he is unsure if he will remain Movistar's key leader for Tour de France.
The pressure is on these five star riders to claim signature victories in 2019. They all had rocky rides last season amid high expectations.
With less recovery time between the Giro and Tour in 2019, it is unlikely any heavy hitters will try to win the overall in both.
We hear from Andrew Hood about Movistar's first team camp. Can Quintana turn it around in 2019? Plus, Katie Compton talks 'cross.