Colombia, Movistar Not everyone can win two consecutive Grand Tours in the same year like Chris Froome. Nairo Quintana, Movistar’s Colombian climber, was one of three notable stage racers, including Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet, who followed up a fine 2017 Grand Tour with a mediocre one. Quintana was a shell of himself in last year’s Tour: seldom making the mountain selections and placing 12th after coming second to Tom Dumoulin in the Giro. This year, Quintana is concentrating on the Tour, and will have Mikel Landa and Alejandro Valverde in his corner. The route might not be climb-y enough for Quintana. The cobbles of Stage 9 are a real threat to his chances. In February, he came runner-up in the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz race.