Nairo Quintana: 'We've got to take advantage of strength in numbers to win the Tour'

The Colombian says defending champion Chris Froome is the outright favourite to win the Tour de France

Nairo Quintana on the attack at the 2018 Tour de Suisse (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nairo Quintana says his Movistar team will take advantage of their strength in numbers in the mountains to try and win the Tour de France 2018, but says they'll need to assess the situation after the crucial pavé day to Roubaix on stage nine.

The Colombian will line-up alongside the Spanish squad's two other strongest general classification riders Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa for the Tour, with none of them having attempted to try their luck at victory at the Giro d'Italia earlier in the year.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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