Nairo Quintana's Tour starts today, say Movistar

After a stressful first week, the Tour de France finally heads into the mountains of the Pyrenees, where Nairo Quintana's team say his race will truly begin

6 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 03 : Anvers - Huy
QUINTANA Nairo Alexander (COL) Movistar
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky's Chris Froome leads the 2015 Tour de France as it heads into the first mountain day on Tuesday, but Nairo Quintana will have his chance to take control with physiological characteristics.

The Colombian in his first Tour placed second when Froome won in 2013 and in 2014, he won the Giro d'Italia. For 2015, he set his sights on the Tour. This morning, when the Tour restarted after its first rest day, he sat 1-59 minutes behind Froome in the yellow jersey.

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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.