The Spaniards in the Tour: Valverde clicks and saves the day

The Murcian runner changed the wheel, although later, he was forced to ask for a new bicycle. Fortunately, it did not have major consequences.

Fifth stage of the Tour de France in which Peter Sagan managed to take the victory to the sprint and in which the Spaniards did not live any major upsets, except for Alejandro Valverde, who punctured in the middle of the day and had to change his bicycle. Regarding the national runners who have greater aspirations in the general, Enric Mas and Mikel Landa were kept at all times by their teams, with special attention to the last high of the day, and reserved forces facing the mountain, which begins tomorrow.

Thus they went to the Spaniards in the fifth stage of the Tour de France

Omar Fraile (16º): the first of the Spaniards in goal. He was active throughout the day and did not want to waste time in the last climb, as it happened yesterday.

Pello Bilbao (28th): second of the national runners in the classification of the stage. It was a quiet day for the Astana, who ended up close to his teammates.

Luis León Sánchez (38º): the Murcia met, again, with his work to protect during the flat stages to Fuglsang, his boss rows.

Enric Mas (53º): another day without mishaps for the Catalan, who approaches the mountain, his favorite ground, in good condition.

Alejandro Valverde (56º): punctured in the middle of the stage and changed the wheel, but, a few kilometers later, decided to ask for a new bike to the team. Despite everything, he lost no time.

Mikel Landa (58th): was well guarded by his teammates to save the stage without major complications.

Gorka Izaguirre (67th): endured in the peloton, always close to his leader, to avoid possible difficulties during the race.

Marc Soler (68º): entered goal stuck to the wheel of Izaguirre. His mission was to reserve energies for days to come.

Jesús Herrada (75º): spent the stage in the peloton. There will be better days for Cofidis.

Jonathan Castroviejo (79º): he left 51 seconds with Sagan, but he fulfilled the objective of leading his leader in the plains.

Iván García Cortina (101º): was not the most favorable stage profile for the Spanish sprinter. He stayed in the last port, along with the group of leading sprinters of the race.

Imano Erviti (127º): lost almost 14 minutes and a half with the intention of being more profitable for Movistar in the mountain.

Carlos Verona (140º): like yesterday, it was the last Spaniard in the finish line. They fell almost 17 minutes, with the intention to work other days with more strength for their leaders, Landa and Quintana.

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