That's how the Spaniards went in the Giro: Landa lost the podium by 8 "

Roglic overcame in the final time trial the Alava corridor, which was the best of ours in the general. Pello Bilbao got two stage victories.


Spanish cyclists say goodbye to the Giro de Italia 2019 with good feelings in general. The most laureate in the particular was Pello Bilbao, that achieved two stage victories. Mikel Landa was the best in the general classification with a 4th place, losing the podium in the last time trial with Primoz Roglic. Among the rest, Carretero and Pedrero were uncovered as luxury gregarious in the structure of Movistar. None of us abandoned.

This was how the Spaniards went in the Giro d'Italia 2019:

Mikel Landa (4th): the Alava corridor leaves the Giro without a podium and without partial wins. He was the leader of Movistar in the first stage of the Giro, but was overtaken by an extraordinary Carapaz and the ballast of the times. Even so, in the mountain he gave a great show and showed himself to be one of the strongest climbers in the world.

Mikel Nieve (17th): second best Spanish in general. He also did not win stage victories, although he was close on more than one occasion. He was a good squire of Simon Yates, although the British did not meet expectations.

Víctor de la Parte (21st): he grazed the top-20 in the overall, but was the best of his team, the CCC. Without great individual performances, the Spanish leaked in some flight and remained regular during the 3 weeks.

Pello Bilbao (31º): one of the Spaniards that has shone the most in this Giro. Two stage victories for him, surpassing even in the second of them a marvelous Mikel Landa. He expected a little more regularity in him to help Superman Lopez, but he lacked strength.

Ion Izagirre (36th): discreet Turn of the Basque corridor. He came from winning the Tour of the Basque Country, but he could not keep the same feelings. It was not up to its leader in the mountain days.

Antonio Pedrero (46th): fantastic performance of the Movistar corridor. He has uncovered as a gregarious luxury for the great leaders of the team, showing that in the mountains he has a lot of gas in his legs.

José Joaquín Rojas (50º): top-50 for a sprinter formerly sprinter, now reconverted to off-road. He touched the pink jersey in the first week of the race and was present in several leaks. Good paper.

Rubén Plaza (71º): the veteran runner from Alicante was not seen too much. He could not get stage victory and did not catch many leaks, but classified in the general as the best of his team.

Fran Ventoso (87th): the corridor of the CCC lived a quiet Tour. In a stage finale he was about to surprise the peloton before the sprint was played, but he was resisted by the stage victory.

Hector Carretero (88º): paper very similar to Pedrero's. Fundamental help for Movistar leaders in the mountains and in all types of terrain. Gregarious luxury and take into account for upcoming races.

Lluis More (126th): the Movistar corridor surrounded Landa and Carapaz in the flat stages and in more favorable terrain. He played his role respectably.

Juan José Lobato (134th): he could not get the long-awaited stage victory his team wanted, the Nippo Vini Fantini.

Markel Irizar (136º): another Grand Tour that ends the veteran runner Basque, incombustible in that facet.



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