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.
Despite the Colombian's new team Arkéa-Samsic not deemed eligible for a WorldTour license, Quintana confident he will line up in France.
Latest climbing stage at the Vuelta is reminiscent of the decisive stage in 2015 when Tom Dumoulin crumbled. Could Primoz Roglic suffer a similar fate?
Wednesday's stage of the Vuelta a Espana was supposed to be easy. Then, gusting crosswinds and aggressive tactics transformed it into the hardest day of the 2019 race.
Crosswinds created havoc at the Vuelta a España as a 50-man breakaway gained valuable time, vaulting Nairo Quintana back into contention.
Movistar duo Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde vowed to keep fighting after they were dropped on the Los Machucos climb. Time is running out at this Vuelta for Movistar to dethrone leader Primoz Roglic.
Primoz Roglic won the time trial and took a commanding lead in the GC on the Vuelta's 10th stage.