Nairo Quintana: Two Tour de France time trials next year could be key

Arkéa-Samic's Nairo Quintana descends during stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France
Arkéa-Samic's Nairo Quintana descends during stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Arkéa-Samsic's Nairo Quintana says that he believes the two individual time trials on the 2021 Tour de France route – unveiled by race director Christian Prudhomme in Paris on Sunday evening – could prove to be decisive, and that he'd be working hard on improving his ability against the clock as a result.

"We'll have to be as well prepared as we can be for those two TT stages," Quintana told Le Télégramme. "Those stages [5 and 20] are going to be as important for the general classification as the ones in the mountains."

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