Nairo Quintana: A teammate cost me victory at 2015 Tour de France

Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
Quintana attacks on Alpe d'Huez on stage 20 of the 2015 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Nairo Quintana has revisited what he describes as a "sad" memory, claiming he could have won the 2015 Tour de France were it not for the actions of one of his own Movistar teammates on the penultimate day.

Speaking on the ESPN Bike show, Quintana did not name the rider in question, nor did he specify what went wrong, but he was firm in his belief it cost him he yellow jersey – still the missing link in his Grand Tour palmarès.

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