Nairo Quintana 'not happy with fifth place' as he strives for yellow at 2020 Tour de France

The Tour de France is the only Grand Tour missing from the Colombian's palmarès

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Nairo Quintana will not settle for his current fifth place on GC at the Tour de France, his sports director saying the Colombian is too strong not to try for better.

Despite losing 11 seconds on stage nine, missing the front selection of GC contenders, the Arkéa-Samsic climber is only 32 seconds down on Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), having weathered the first week well.

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