Nairo Quintana picks altitude training over racing ahead of Tour de France

The Colombian won't race either of the Critérium Du Dauphiné or the Tour de Suisse in the build up to the Tour de France

Nairo Quintana in action during Stage 6 of the 2016 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Watson)

Colombian Nairo Quintana will miss racing against Team Sky's Chris Froome in June, instead opting for training at altitude ahead of the Tour de France. Team Movistar says that he will train at altitude at home and race only France's Route du Sud, June 16 to 19.

Froome will likely race the Critérium du Dauphiné from June 5 to 12 before the Tour begins on July 2.

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