Spaniards on the Tour: the day of the five brave in flight

Imanol ErvitI, Luis León Sánchez, Marc Soler, Pello Bilbao and Jesús Herrada were in some of the escapes of the twelfth stage of the 2020 Tour de France.


The twelfth stage of the Tour de France had a strong Spanish presence. Up to five runners from our country were in the leaks that were formed throughout the day.

This is how the Spaniards did in the 12th stage of the Tour de France

Jesús Herrada (5th): The one from Cofidis got into the chasing group, Alaphilippe's, when Soler jumped. They tried, but ahead the pace of the winner of the stage was unattainable. Still he had good legs and was third in his group.

Marc Soler (12th): The Catalan runner tried when the day's break was neutralized. He was brave, he had a good pace, but when Hirschi changed pace he couldn't keep up. In the end his strength failed him and he was hit by the group that came in pursuit.

Alejandro Valverde (33rd): He was the best classified Spaniard in the peloton. He was always well placed and clothed. With less than 30 kilometers to go, he had a mechanical problem, but with the help of his teammates, he quickly reached the group.

Enric Mas (40th): Stage in which he was always very attentive, he saved everything he could and was always supported by his teammates.

Pello Bilbao (42nd): After being in the chasing group with Alaphilippe he had to stop and wait for the peloton. Mikel Landa came with problems in the change and had to be with him in case they were going to more.

Mikel Landa (54th): Quiet day for the Basque, who lived moments of concern at the end of the stage due to gearbox problems. Finally he arrived with the main platoon without any shocks.

Gorka Izagirre (57th): Day was accompanied by the leader of his team, Miguel Ángel López. He complied and arrived with the main platoon.

Mikel Nieve (61º): It wasn't the day for him. So he kept himself in the big group and tried not to spend too much to try the mountain stages.

Omar Fraile (62º): He tried to catch the escape, but could not and then he reserved forces in the platoon for the next few days, in which he will try to be the protagonist.

Carlos Verona (63rd): He was always attentive to Mas and Valverde for everything they needed.

David de la Cruz (73rd): Little by little he is overcoming the problems he has in the sacrum. He lost less than a minute to the main squad. Sensations are recovered.

Jonathan Castroviejo (75th): The Ineos cyclist fulfilled his role and kept his leader well positioned and smooth. In the final part, he let himself go a bit to save his strength.

Imanol Erviti (96th): One of the most employed Spaniards. He was on the initial breakout and before leaving the squad he helped Alejandro Valverde to rejoin the group after the mechanical problems suffered by the Murcian.

José Joaquín Rojas (102º): The Murcian is life insurance for his teammates. You always know what position to be in and you put your leaders in the right place. In the final part he slowed down. You continue to recover from the falls you are experiencing. He is one of the cyclists most punished by this factor.

Luis León Sánchez (139º): Luisle was the protagonist of the main escape of the day. He worked hard, together with Erviti, to make it come to fruition. He did not do it and when he was neutralized, seeing himself without a choice, he thought about what lies ahead and decided to slow down to recover in the final rus.

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