Spaniards on the Tour: premiere marked by falls

Four national runners of Movistar went to the ground. Also Fraile or Valls, who had to be evacuated. Valverde, Landa and Mas got off.


Complicated debut in the Tour de France for the Spanish peloton. The first stage in Nice was "a carnage", with the road very wet and several falls that affected many national runners. Valverde, Mas and Landa, three of the most prominent, got rid of them, but Soler, Rojas, Erviti, Fraile or Valls, evacuated, went to the ground.

This is how the Spaniards did in the 1st stage of the Tour de France

David De la Cruz (79th): The UAE was the best classified Spaniard. Also one of those who fell on this opening day which was to tuck Pogacar, the bet for the general of his formation.

Enric Mas (80º): The new leader of Movistar got rid of the falls but could see his team, with several affected runners, diminished in the next days.

Gorka Izagirre (92nd): He was one of those who set pace with Fraile on a dangerous descent. Scare when Superman López collided with a traffic sign while skidding around a curve.

Mikel Nieve (98º): Neither did the Basque from Mitchelton-Scott get off the ground. In principle nothing serious and you can start this Sunday.

Imanol Erviti (111th): The Movistar Basque was one of the most affected. He hit the ground twice.

Jonathan Castroviejo (112º): Another Basque, this one from Ineos, who escaped the falls. His task, taking care of Bernal, the great asset for the general.

Luis León Sánchez (113º): The Murcian from Astana also dedicated himself to wrapping up the leader, in his case Superman. He could not prevent the Colombian from suffering an accident.

Alejandro Valverde (122º): He reached the finish line near Mas safely. Good luck for a Movistar that was among the most affected teams in the peloton.

Jesús Herrada (125º): The man from Mota del Cuervo was not involved in any mishap either. Quiet day in which the team worked for Viviani.

Mikel Landa (128º): The Basque from Bahrain was another of the Spaniards with great aspirations who emerged unscathed from the escabechina.

Omar Fraile (129º): He fell when Astana threw in a sliding descent and had an exchange of words with a Jumbo runner.

Ion Izagirre (131º): It was he who gave his bike to Superman López to continue after the Colombian accident.

Carlos Verona (153º): Another Movistar who went to the ground. Nothing serious.

José Joaquín Rojas (155º): The Murcian Movistar veteran fell and suffered injuries to his arm and a severe blow to his back. No fractures.

Marc Soler (158º): The young courage of Movistar went to the ground with Rojas and hit one knee hard but neither broke anything.

Peio Bilbao (161º): He was with Landa and did not suffer any mishap.

Rafael Valls (175º): The Spanish runner from Bahrain closes the table, who suffered the most serious fall. He had to be evacuated with a possible clavicle fracture.

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