Nairo Quintana: I don't have anything to hide

Nairo Quintana Tour de France 2020 stage 18 La Roche-sur-Foron Arkea Samsic
Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) during stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Nairo Quintana has released a statement addressing the French police investigation into him and his team, Arkéa-Samsic, stating that he has nothing to hide and noting that no doping substances were found in raids carried out on the team's hotel during the Tour de France.

On Monday, the day after the Tour finished, it was announced that the Central Office for Combating Environmental and Public Health Damage (OCLAESP) had raided the squad's hotel rooms after stage 17 to the Col de la Loze, finding "100ml of saline and injection equipment". Later in the day, news emerged that two team staff members – a soigneur and doctor – had been taken into preliminary custody.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix