After Nairo's sanction and the rumors of his departure, the situation became more complicated in the group.

After Nairo's sanction and the rumors of his departure, the situation became more complicated in the group.

Nairo Quintana is still not breathing easy.

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After the sanction he received from the International Cycling Union, for the appearance of tramadol in two blood samples analyzed by the University laboratory of Geneva, his sporting situation is far from calm waters.

Although Quintana has already played his only card and appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS, for its acronym in French),the effects of the sanction are already beginning to be felt within the Arkea ensemble.

The French team, with the World Tour classification not assured, begins to disarm.

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Points, we will see

After Nairo's sanction and the rumors of his departure, the situation became more complicated in the group.

In its most recent update, the UCI did not discount the points left to be taken from Nairofor his disqualification from the Tour de France. In theory, the decision would be seen as a waiting period to see what happens in the TAS. However, nothing is certain because the case in Court will not be long. And at the end of the year, the organization must deliver the licences.

While waiting for this situation to be confirmed, Arkea finds itself cornered in its aspirations to enter the World Tour.< br>
With Nairo's points, the French squad remains in 14th place, with 14,776 units.

Without them, it would fall to 15th place, and its difference with the three below, in the fight for the category would not exceed 400 points.

Bearing in mind that Arkea does not have its big card in the Vuelta a España, despite the fact that the rest of the calendar is not threatening, the differences with Cofidis, BikeExchange, EF and Movistar, which do have their main corridors, they would be shortened and could even be closed.

Now, in the midst of this situation, Arkea would experience a noticeable loss in its group of corridors.

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The Arkea disarms

After Nairo's sanction and the rumors of his departure, the situation became more complicated in the group.

Connor Swift, one of the domestiques who has shown the most support for Quintana, would leave Arkea to sign with Ineos.

In fact, according to 'Velonews', “the British cyclist is in the process of finalizing an agreement with the WorldTour team”.

The Frenchman, who has been champion in road races, has performed well in the last three Tour de France.

Although the details have not been confirmed, the delicate situation of Nairo and Arkea could have influenced Swift's decision to seek a 'better future'.

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