The Spaniards in the Tour: Cortina was with the best ones to the sprint

The powerful Bahrain runner was the best Spaniard of the day, getting into Nancy's final sprint. Izagirre and Bilbao were involved in a fall.


Fourth stage of the Tour de France in which the Italian Elia Viviani won the sprint and the Spanish runners lived as a day of transition. The main Spanish strengths by the general, Enric Mas and Mikel Landa, were attentive at all times to save unnecessary mishaps in the form of falls.

This was the Spaniards in the fourth stage of the Tour de France

Iván García Cortina (15th) : better Spanish in the stage. His conditions of fast corridor adapted perfectly to the arrival to the sprint that Nancy offered. He was the best of the Bahrain-Merida team.

Marc Soler (36th): second Spanish in the fourth stage. It was not a day that suited his profile as a climber.

Mikel Landa (57th): very positive day for the Alava corridor. He was seen in the top positions of the peloton in several stages of the stage, so he was very careful to avoid falls.

Alejandro Valverde (73º): the Murcia saved energy in favor of their leaders for future mountain stages.

Enric Mas (74th): entered the finish line immediately after Valverde. He avoided mishaps and saved a day of transition for him.

Imanol Erviti (81st): the Movistar protected his leaders at all times during the plains of the route.

Pello Bilbao (82º): he was involved in a fall towards the middle of the stage, but fortunately had no serious consequences for him.

Luis León Sánchez (86th): the Murcian did a good job to protect its leader, Jakob Fuglsang.

Jesús Herrada (101º): it was not a day for the runner Cofidis, who overcame the stage without hurry.

Gorka Izagirre (128º): he was also harmed by the montonera of the fall, but he did not suffer damages.

Jonathan Castroviejo (131º): the runner of Ineos was dropped in the final meters to save forces facing the mountain and left 46 seconds in meta.

Omar Fraile (147º): the of Astana left almost two minutes in goal with the intention of being more useful in mountain stages.

Carlos Verona (161º): last Spanish in the finish line. He left almost two and a half minutes to work other days with more strength for its leaders, Landa and Quintana.



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