The 13 Spaniards who will be in the Tour de France 2019

The 106th edition of the Tour de France will feature thirteen Spanish cyclists, from debutants like Mas to veterans like Valverde. We review each one.

O out of the 176 runners who will take the start of the Tour de France, of them will be Spanish. It is the fourth country that contributes the most after France (33), Belgium (21) and Italy (15). Of the 22 teams present at the event, Movistar will be the only national representation in the 106th edition of the race. We review the list of Spanish runners, which mix veteran (debut in some cases) and experience in the gala round.

Jonathan Castroviejo (32 years, Ineos)

El Getxo participate in its fifth Tour de France. It comes to sweep the Spanish time trial championship, which he conquered for the fifth time to enter the history of national cycling. It is his only victory this season for one of the best gregarious of Ineos, which will have great importance in the victory options of Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas.

Enric Mas (24 years, Deceuninck)

Lega the expected debut of Mas in the Tour of France. After being second in the last Tour of Spain, Arta has three weeks ahead to show what he is capable of knowing that his team may not accompany him on the mountain. It comes from the Swiss Tour, it was tested several times in category ports. He has not won this year.

Iván García Cortina (23 years old, Bahrain)

The 'guaje' also premieres on the Tour. This young Asturian is one of the Spanish fashion cyclists and his goal will be to be present in the massive arrivals, especially in the complex and slightly chopped up. Your team already has a pure Sprinter (Colbrelli) so you will also have freedom for leaks. He premiered his record a few months ago with a win in a Tour de California volley.

Alejandro Valverde (39 years old, Movistar)

The rainbow will shine on French roads, something that was not expected at the start of the season but the physical problems that They made him miss the Giro they took him to France. Valverde arrives after conquering the championship of Spain in his land, Murcia, and a few days before he had made the Ruta de Occitania. Much thinner and finer than in other races, Valverde will be the theoretical mediator between Mikel Landa and Nairo Quintana. The road will say. At the moment, the third stage, with final in Épernay, adapts to its characteristics.

Imamol Erviti (35 years, Movistar)

It will be the tenth Tour for the Navarrese, always defending the Movistar structure. Gregarious for their leaders, Erviti will try to lead his team in difficult terrain for the pellet. This season he was already in the Paris-Nice, the Volta a Catalunya and the Dauphiné.

Mikel Landa (29 years old, Movistar)

This Tour is a key to your future, especially if you change your team. Landa arrives after making fourth in the Giro, penalized by the time trial, but triumphing especially in the mountain stages, where he proved to be one of the best climbers in the peloton. The tour of this Tour favors him, with little fight against the clock and a lot of mountain. He won a stage in the Coppi Bartali this season (of the two victories he has with Movistar) and in the Tour he is among the ten favorites to fight, at least, for the podium in Paris.

Marc Soler (25 years, Movistar)

Last year, in his debut in the race, was one of the best gregarious Movistar had. The Catalan, driven after his triumph in the Paris-Nice, gave a good level. This year his work aims to be the same.

Carlos Verona (26, Movistar)

It will also be his Tour debut, although he already has experience in big laps after playing two Turns and three Laps. Despite not having victories in his record, the San Lorenzo de El Escorial will fight to have a good opening in the gala round.

Pello Bilbao (29 years, Astana)

The Basque comes launched after a brilliant Tour of Italy, where He conquered two stages. It opens on the Tour with a Spanishized Astana (there will be four, half the team), where it also hopes to fight for the leaks ... and depending on its leader Fuglsang, will see its options in the general. He was already sixth in the Giro of 2018.

Omar Fraile (28 years old, Astana)

Last year he was the only Spaniard with a stage victory in the Tour after his brilliant ascent in Mende. Now, he faces his second participation in the gala round with the same objectives: fight in stages and help for his leaders.

Gorka Izagirre (31 years, Astana)

It will be his seventh participation. This year he won the Tour de la Provence and last week, in the Spanish championship, he was third in the fight against the clock. He also arrives to be gregarious and fight for some stage

Luis León Sánchez (35 years old, Astana)

Novena participation for the Mula for the winner of four stages in the Tour, the last one in 2012. Luisle is also one of the many options of Astana to go by stages. Recently, he was second after Valverde in the nationals and won a stage in the Tour of Switzerland.

Jesús Herrada (28 years old, Cofidis)

The Tour de France is presented in a great state of form and as leader of the Cofidís. In the last month, Herrada clearly won the Luxembourg Tour and won the first edition of the Mont Ventoux Challenge, a one-day classic that left Bardet behind, one of the favorites for this race. It is his fifth participation.

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