Colombian star hoping former team Movistar isn't relegated as Arkéa-Samsic seems poised to climb into WorldTour in 2023.
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.
Here's where things stand in the races for yellow, green, white, and KoM jerseys after 19 stages of this year's Tour.
With two rivals close behind Colombian rider pledges to remain focused in final three stages.
Groupama-FDJ leader saves best till last and is on track for France’s best Tour finish since 2017 after putting more than two minutes into rival Quintana.
David Gaudu in fierce fight for fourth at Tour de France: ‘Quintana didn’t give me a turn, he attacked me’
Four seconds separate the Groupama-FDJ climber from his Colombian rival ahead of stage 18. For Gaudu, the mental side is crucial.
Six of the top-10 placings changed in the first of three climbing stages in the Pyrénées.
'We want him to podium in the tour ... it’s within his reach.' Quintana quietly cruises into form at Tour de France as team targets more in third week.
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.
Team doctors are still waiting for final diagnosis, but it appears the Tour rookie suffered a shoulder injury.
Warren Barguil will start as co-leader and will have freedom to hunt stages in the mountains in the Tour's final half.
Quintana finishes seventh in pre-Tour tune-up: 'Nairo showed he was already in the mix with two weeks to go before the Tour de France'
Colombian star returns from injury to race the Route d’Occitanie.
'Let’s see if we can get him,' says team boss Mauro Gianetti.
The countdown to the 2022 Tour de France begins and the top favorites have been training at altitude and previewing stages.
Elder statesman of South American stage racers refuses to buckle beneath pressure of new generation of talent at Volta a Catalunya.
WorldTour rookie takes huge win as João Almeida moves to top of GC.
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.
It's 100 days until the Tour de France, and anticipation is already growing about how winds will play a key factor in Denmark's opening weekend.
Kate Wagner picks apart the key moments from a gripping edition of the 'Race to the Sun'.
Jumbo-Visma's race leader Roglič remains on course for overall honors but all change as Jorgenson and McNulty have differing days out.
Roglič comes out top on summit finish after GC group throws haymakers through the final.
Brilliant in the crosswinds in the opening days of Paris-Nice, Quintana was set back by a 'disappointing' TT but is hoping for redemption on the Col de Turini.
‘The Race to the Sun’ has also attracted a strong sprint contingent led by Bennett, Jakobsen, Groenewegen, and Philipsen
'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.
More than 1,800 customers are back on bikes with reinforced integrated cockpits, Canyon says.
‘Amazing’ day for 21-year-old Mattias Skjelmose, second behind Nairo Quintana on the Montagne de Lure and third on GC.
World champion’s hopes of success were blown away by the speed of Nairo Quintana’s Montagne de Lure attack.
Quintana unleashes two huge mountaintop surges to take stage win and GC victory, Filippo Ganna resilient but distanced on grinding ascent.
World champ picks out Nairo Quintana as key rival as Tour de la Provence heads toward finale on the Montagne de Lure
Colombian star wants to return to his former best in decisive contract year in final season with Arkéa-Samsic.
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.
So many big names were born in the same calendar year they became known as the 'Class of 1990,' and would win cycling's biggest races.
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.'
VN news ticker: Arnaud Démare wins Paris-Tours, Nairo Quintana dances in chameleon costume on Colombian TV
Here's the news making headlines for Sunday, October 10.
Wout Poels, Michael Woods, Nairo Quintana, and Wout van Aert are all battling for the Tour de France's polka-dot jersey.
Wout van Aert, Michael Woods, Wout Poels and Nairo Quintana lock into fierce 'king of the mountains' battle that will highlight Tour's final week.
Sequence of fearsome stages through the Pyrénées are likely to decide the yellow, green and polka dot jerseys at the Tour de France.
Colombian veteran attacks through the Alps to take the mountains jersey that he won in 2013.
Nairo Quintana and Warren Barguil will lead a GC bid for Arkéa-Samsic, while Astana-Premier Tech targets stage victories in France.
From the mud of the Swiss MTB Cup to the hills of the Asturias, here's what happened in this weekend's races.
Spanish squad scores at Festival Elsy Jacobs and Vuelta Asturias as Nairo Quintana retains GC lead in men's race.
Here's the news making headlines for Friday, April 30.
Nairo Quintana is top favorite for victory in three-stage Vuelta a Asturias starting Friday.
Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome, Ruth Winder and Coyrn Rivera racing across a busy week in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
VN news ticker: Rigoberto Urán leaves UAE Tour to attend daughter’s birth; Davide Rebellin signs for 29th pro season
Here's the news making headlines for Saturday, February 20.
On this week's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, author Matt Rendell joins the show to discuss Colombia's rich cycling history.
López is following the path of countryman Nairo Quintana in joining Movistar. Will he repeat Quintana's grand tour glories or just fill his place as a tactical pawn?
Have you ever seen Julian Alaphilippe and Egan Beral look like this? Artisan Nicolas Molano Avila is at Tour Colombia 2.1 showcasing his hand-carved wooden dolls, each made to look like a cycling star.
Nairo Quintana debuts 2021 season this week in France but says he's far from winning form.
More than a decade ago, Rigoberto Urán's WorldTour success helped open the door for Nairo Quintana, Egan Bernal, and other Colombian stars.
The unbelievable story of Nairo Quintana's journey from rural Colombia to the Tour de France podium.
Cyclists from Colombia made a huge impact on the pro peloton over the last decade, as Rigoberto Uran, Nairo Quintana, and then Egan Bernal all scored top victories.
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.’
Back-to-back summit finales in closing week could tip balance in favor of climbers in the 2021 Tour de France.
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.
From the Mur de Bretagne to the vineyard time trial, riders and staffers break down the key things to know about next year's race.
Sunday's race traces same climbs where Chris Froome was caught out by Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana in raid that decided 2016 Vuelta a España.
Nairo Quintana to undergo knee surgery.
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.
Egan Bernal cracked, Richie Porte soared, and the other GC stars at this Tour de France endured another tough day in the mountains. Here, we analyze how each GC favorite fared on the battle to Grand Colombier.
The 2020 Tour de France's GC reshuffled again after Friday's stage 13 to Puy Mary. Egan Bernal faltered, Tadej Pogačar flew, and France's hopes of yellow went ka-pow. Here's how the GC stars fared in the battle in the Massif Central.