The Colombian will make his ninth outing in the race. 

The Colombian Nairo Quintana will be in charge of leading the Arkea Samsic team that has announced its “eight” for the Tour de France which begins next Friday in Copenhagen.

The 32-year-old cyclist from Boyacá will face his ninth participation with high ambitions in the general classification and the search for a stage win as the common goal of the entire French formation.

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His teammates

Quintana will be accompanied by Warren Barguil, Maxime Bouet, Amaury Capiot, Hugo Hofstetter, Matis Louvel, Lakasz Owsian and Connor Swift.

Arkea's manager, Emmanuel Hubert, hopes to leave his mark on the team in the most important race on the calendar.

“The Tour de France is an important event in the cycling season. The start of the year for the Arkea-Samsic team has been brilliant, but for us it is important to mark this Tour with the hallmark of our success,” said the French leader.

Hubert referred to Warren Barguil's options to “win again” stages in the
Tour and the ambitions for the general classification with Nairo Quintana.

“My leaders have these goals in mind, and as I have always said
, my position as general manager is never to curb their ambitions and dreams, but rather to nurture and support them in their desire for performance and success, while being daring.”

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