Nairo Quintana says Chris Froome was 'stronger' but Team Ineos played big role in his victories

The Colombian also believes a team-mate cost him the 2015 Tour de France title

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Having left his Movistar at the end of last season, Nairo Quintana is now free to publicly reflect on his successes and failures with the Spanish WorldTour team.

The Colombian Grand Tour star has shared his thoughts in an interview with ESPN Bike, admitting that Chris Froome was “stronger” in previous races but that Team Ineos played a large role in his four Tour de France victories.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.