Climate of suspicion returns to Tour de France to dampen celebrations

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Joy at the completion of this year’s delayed Tour has faded with news that Nairo Quintana’s team hotel had been searched

The Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élysées, but also because of the headache caused by a growing anxiety looming over this year’s race.

The French media reported that public health officers had searched team hotel rooms in Méribel occupied by Nairo Quintana – a former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España winner – and his Arkea Samsic team, after stage 17. The team manager, Emmanuel Hubert, confirmed the search, but would not comment. Quintana finished 17th overall in the 2020 Tour.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/22/climate-of-suspicion-returns-to-tour-de-france-to-dampen-celebrations under the title “Climate of suspicion returns to Tour de France to dampen celebrations”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.