Movistar looking to take advantage of 'more open Tour' without Chris Froome

The Spanish team are looking to take advantage of Chris Froome's absence

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Movistar, with team leaders Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa, welcome a "more open" 2019 Tour de France without Chris Froome (Ineos) competing due to a crash.

Froome crashed training in the Critérium du Dauphiné and fractured his femur, elbow and ribs. The four-time winner will not take the start line on Saturday in Brussels.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.