Nairo Quintana: I've been in contact with the best at the Tour de l'Ain

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Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) crosses the line on the final stage of the Tour de l'Ain (Image credit: Bettini)

Nairo Quintana ended his second race since the season restart on a high, taking third overall at the Tour de l'Ain after finishing third on the Sunday's final stage up the Grand Colombier.

The Colombian is returning from a five-month spell without racing, and has also contended with a disrupted build-up to the restart after being hit by a car while training last month. Quintana missed over a week of training after the July 3 accident, suffering an injury to his left knee after a motorist clipped him with his car's wing mirror.

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