Movistar continue to back Quintana for GC and won't use him as domestique despite time deficit

No change of plan for Movistar despite Quintana being more than two minutes down

Nairo Quintana lost more than two minutes on stage one of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Movistar will continue to Nairo Quintana's fight to recover a two-minute deficit rather than employing him as a super-domestique to Mikel Landa and Alejandro Valverde.

The Colombian lost time in stage one when he smashed both wheels and again in the team time trial. He sits 2-10 minutes behind race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and 2-05 behind top classification rider Geraint Thomas (Team Sky).

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