Nairo Quintana recons Tour de France cobbles

Movistar rider Nairo Quintana has very little experience of riding on cobblestones so checked out the Tour de France pavé ahead of time with his teammates

15 March 2015
50th Tirreno - Adriatico
Stage 05 : Esanatoglia - Terminillo
QUINTANA Nairo Alexander (COL) Movistar, at Terminillo
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tirreno-Adriatico winner Nairo Quintana was back in the saddle on Monday, looking ahead to his Tour de France assault with a recon of stage four's cobbled sections.

The Tour riders will have to traverse seven sectors of pavé between Seraing and Cambrai in a stage which could prove decisive in the overall standings.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.