Tour de France

Arkéa-Samsic

Nario Quintana’s arrival raised Arkéa-Samsic out of the realm of irrelevance and into the small collection of GC squads.

Team Info

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Country
France
UCI Rankings
7th
Team Manager
Emmanuel Hubert
Year Founded
2005
Past Tour Results
Warren Barguil 10th overall and 2 stage wins, 2017
Type of Sponsor
French bank and business services provider
6
grand tour podium finishes for Nairo Quintana
2
grand tour overall wins for Quintana
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Nairo Quintana (Col) 30 3 6 2 (2013, 2015)
Winner Anacona (Col) 31 0 2 57 (2015)
Warren Barguil (F) 28 2 5 10 (2017, 2019)
Maxime Bouet (F) 31 0 1 37 (2016)
Dayer Quintana (Col) 28 0 0 N/A
Diego Rosa (I) 31 0 1 37 (2016)
Clément Russo (F) 25 0 0 N/A
Connor Swift (GB) 24 0 0 N/A

Equipment

Bicycle: Canyon
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Shimano
Clothing: Ekoi

What to know

Nairo Quintana’s arrival raised Arkéa-Samsic out of the realm of irrelevance and into the small collection of GC squads. And before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sport, Quintana showed he was on top form by absolutely dominating the Tour de la Provence in early March. Whether Quintana can build up similar form for July is a story to watch. The team has said Quintana will share leadership duties with French darling Warren Barguil. Our bet is that Quintana has the squad’s sole leadership position by the finish of the first week.

Our take

Sorry, Warren, this team is Nairo’s now. We all had a good chuckle when Arkéa-Samsic declared Barguil a co-leader with Quintana for the Tour. Quintana has been a disappointment at the Tour in recent years, and it’s our hope that a change of scenery helps him recapture his top form.