Without giving anything away, Quintana sounds optimistic about 2023 despite tramadol case.
Quintana's points despite his Tour de France disqualification were key to the French team's expected jump to the WorldTour.
Quintana facing uncertain future in wake of appeal denial: 'Life goes on, the storm will pass, and we continue looking forward.'
Italian brand partners with French squad's men's and women's teams.
Team manager Emmanuel Hubert washes hands of 'Quintana affair,' turns attention to rebuilding for WorldTour future.
Alpecin-Deceuninck, Arkéa-Samsic, and Uno-X seek promotion to men's WorldTour as Lotto Soudal and Israel Premier Tech hope to avoid relegation.
Sport director reiterated that there is no link in his exit from the WorldTour-bound French team and Quintana's unfolding tramadol case.
Quintana is hoping for a quick resolution to the case in his favor so he can try to secure a spot on a WorldTour team for 2023.
French squad secures a slate of UCI points to bury Lotto Soudal and Israel-Premier Tech into likely relegation.
Arkéa-Samsic has been muted on the rider market despite its likely move into the WorldTour ranks for 2023.
French WorldTour team quick to confirm there's no interest in signing veteran Colombian currently battling tramadol charges in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Going into this week's racing, less than 200 UCI points separate the bottom four teams in the 'safe zone' among the WorldTour rankings.
Colombian climber continues to refute tramadol charges: 'I am confident because I am honorable and honest. I have not done anything wrong.'
EF Education-EasyPost and Cofidis score some breathing room in the relegation battle with some hot results in Italy.
Quintana hasn't raced since the Tour de France in the wake of the bombshell allegations leveled by the UCI.
The famous Italian brand once raced on by Marco Pantani and Fausto Coppi is preparing for a WorldTour comeback.
Group has long campaigned for a ban on tramadol, UCI imposed restrictions as a result.
French team waiting for clarification in Quintana case before making a judgement.
Colombian star vows to take legal fight to CAS after UCI strips him of his 2022 Tour de France sixth place.
Tramadol has been banned by the UCI in competition since 2019. Quintana is still allowed to race the Vuelta a España as it is not considered an anti-doping violation.
Despite offers from other teams, the Colombian star penned a three-year deal to stay with the French squad destined for the WorldTour in 2023.
Colombian star hoping former team Movistar isn't relegated as Arkéa-Samsic seems poised to climb into WorldTour in 2023.
Dideriksen leaves Trek-Segafredo, Vuelta a España stage winner Clément Champoussin signs with Team Arkéa Samsic.
Following his best Tour in years, Quintana says he's likely staying with the French second-tier team harboring ambitions to jump to the WorldTour.
With two rivals close behind Colombian rider pledges to remain focused in final three stages.
Officials confirmed that the team's other seven riders cleared health controls, and will continue in the race.
Colombian revs up climbing legs in blast from past to move up into top 5.
Tour de France: No regrets for breakaway Warren Barguil as thoughts turn to King of the Mountains competition
Barguil pockets €5,000 for crossing Galibier first, but French wait for stage win continues after thwarted 60-kilometer solo bid.
Warren Barguil will start as co-leader and will have freedom to hunt stages in the mountains in the Tour's final half.
Colombian star returns from injury to race the Route d’Occitanie.
'Let’s see if we can get him,' says team boss Mauro Gianetti.
One fan tries to pull a pedestrian out of the road as the race passes, but both get hit.
Nairo Quintana crashed twice in a windy stage that saw sprinters jostling for the win.
Nairo Quintana snatches first WorldTour leader’s jersey in three years: ‘I still have the heart and soul of a boy’
'NairoMan' is moved after climbing into a WorldTour leader's jersey for the first time since 2019.
Tadej Pogačar rolls on in blue leader's jersey despite course routing mishap in final kilometers.
Italian sprinter had the grit, legs, and patience to launch a very late attack to win the cobbled, mid-week race.
'In every race we’re going after UCI points to make sure that the team can step up to WorldTour in 2023' says British rider.
Colombian star joins a growing chorus of riders who are coming out against the use of the controversial supplement.
Back from COVID, back to his best? 'Nairoman' blasts to consecutive GC victories at Provence, Tour du Var.
All eyes will be on Quintana this season as fans hope 'NairoMan' can return to his climbing best at the Tour de France.
The French ProTeam is set to focus on the Tour de France and Vuelta a España as it seeks promotion to the WorldTour.
Runner-up last year, the world road champion will make his 2022 debut at this week’s four-day Tour de la Provence.
The Colombian will make his 2022 season debut at the four-day French race, which will climax on the summit finish of the Montagne de Lure.
The French sprinter was transferred to a hospital in Benidorm where he received several stitches to his face.
Nairo Quintana and his second-tier team receive invites to all WorldTour races next season ahead of push for WorldTour status in 2023.
The Colombian star expresses optimism after seeing the 2022 Tour out and concludes this season in 'good physical shape.'
Nairo Quintana and Warren Barguil will lead a GC bid for Arkéa-Samsic, while Astana-Premier Tech targets stage victories in France.
Nairo Quintana is top favorite for victory in three-stage Vuelta a Asturias starting Friday.
Jake Stewart calls out Frenchman for wayward move that overshadowed Elia Viviani's victory.
Nairo Quintana debuts 2021 season this week in France but says he's far from winning form.
How does Quintana revive his GC career with no Giro? What's Contador doing back in the bunch? And shed a tear for the absence of Androni Giocattoli and its brazen billboard apparel.
Colombian hoping his Arkéa-Samsic team get wildcard slot for Giro ahead of return to Tour de France.
With Tour de France a possibility, combative French sprinter looking for hot start at Bessèges.
Arkéa-Samsic team manager Emmanuel Hubert reports that Quintana's rehab is ‘going very well.’
Colombian climber Miguel Flórez is among three new recruits for the French team in 2021.
Arkéa-Samsic manager expresses worry about securing place in 2021 Tour de France.
Colombian star reveals new details of police questioning and denies any wrong-doing.
Arkéa-Samsic team manager promises to cut ties if any wrongdoing is confirmed by police.
British rookie Connor Swift becomes Colombian's latest darling in role as key crosswind workhorse.
‘I think the Tour will be very wide open, with a big favorite in Egan Bernal. The real battle as always comes down to the mountains,’ Quintana told reporters on Friday.
Arkea-Samsic, Cofidis, and Total Direct Energie finalize squads and road captains for the Tour de France.
Quintana aiming for high GC placing but doesn't back himself for yellow jersey against new young rivals.
The 30-year-old Colombian climbing star was struck by a vehicle that was making ‘improper maneuvers.’
Barguil will have his chances as French squad outlines priorities in racing revival.
Unlike at Movistar, where he was constantly sharing team leadership, the Colombian star is clearly the leader at Arkea-Samsic.
Team coaches expect riders to be back at full fitness by Tour de France, but detuned endurance could lead to surprises.
Quintana raring to return to full training ahead of what he forecasts to be an unknowable, unpredictable Tour de France.
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Nairo Quintana showed the world that he's not to be underestimated at last week's le Tour de la Provence. Quintana's stage win and overall victory are a sign that he's meshing well with new team Arkéa-Samsic.
Photographer James Startt captured the peloton's ascent up Mont Ventoux during Saturday's third stage at le Tour de la Provence. Nairo Quintana was motivated to win for his new team, Arkea Samsic, and the Colombian did not disappoint.
Photographer James Startt captures the sights, scenery, and culture of Southern France during Thursday's opening stage of le Tour de la Provence.
Movistar boss reveals how the team lost faith in the Colombian's ability to win grand tours, but vows to rebuild for future around Mas, Soler.
WorldTour teams juggle their bike providers in 2020 as trend away from manufacturers acting as co-title sponsor continues.
Nairo Quintana will follow his French Arkea-Samsic's team wishes in early season and race Paris-Nice and the Ardennes Classics, rather than the Colombia Tour.