Nairo, in the powerful Movistar roster to face the Tour de Suisse

This Friday, the Spanish team confirmed the names with which they will battle in the Swiss event, which will have eight stages in contention. The first stage will be an individual time trial of 4.4 kilometers in Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Quintana, who recently performed well as a domestique in the Giro d’Italia (19th place), will once again share the team with his compatriot Einer Rubio (7th in the Giro), as well as the Spanish rider Enric Mas, who is expected to lead the team for this new challenge. The roster also includes the Swiss rider Johan Jacobs, the Portuguese Nelson Oliveira, and the Spaniards Pelayo Sánchez and Jorge Arcas.

“It will be a quite mountainous race, and we are going with an excellent team. We will see how the body is after the Giro, if it has recovered. This race suits us well, so we will take advantage of it,” Rubio commented. The last five stages of the Swiss race will be mountainous, with uphill finishes, including the final uphill time trial. This presents a good opportunity for Nairo, who excels in this terrain. He left the Giro d’Italia motivated, where he won the combativity award for three days and finished second in a stage behind Tadej Pogacar.