Arkéa-Samsic confirm Nairo Quintana's fitness ahead of Tour de France

CHARTREUSE FRANCE AUGUST 13 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas of Colombia and Team Arkea Samsic Feed Zone during the 72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 Stage 2 a 135km stage from Vienne to Col de PorteChartreuse 1316m dauphine Dauphin on August 13 2020 in Chartreuse France Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Arkéa-Samsic’s Nairo Quintana – pictured at the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné – is apparently pain-free in his knee, and ready to challenge for the Tour de France title (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Arkéa-Samsic general manager Emmanuel Hubert has stated that Nairo Quintana is suffering no lingering effects from the knee injury that forced him to abandon the Critérium du Dauphiné on the final stage, and that he'll be ready to challenge for the general classification at the Tour de France, which starts in Nice on Saturday.

Quintana had originally injured his knee in early July when he was struck by a car while training in Colombia, but his Ark­éa-Samsic team reported on Monday that he been able to train fully over the past week at a pre-Tour de France camp at Isola 2000 in the French Alps.

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