The Spanish on the Tour: day saved before the mountain

The Spanish runners, both leaders and the gregarious who protect the runners for the general, had a day, finally, without surprises.


At the third stage, full tranquility arrived for the Spaniards in the peloton. In a day for sprinters, and without any of the 16 Spaniards left on the Tour (Rafa Valls left the first day) being specialists, it was time to save the day and protect its leaders before the first serious contact. There was also rain during sections of the day, but not even compared to what the riders experienced on Saturday in the opening stage. Landa, without problems the day before an important test, both for him and for his team, the Bahrain.

This is how the Spaniards did in the 3rd stage of the Tour de France

Marc Soler (14th): The Spaniard finished in one of the high places, thus avoiding any kind of problems. After his attack on Sunday, where he ended up wasting time, he could have freedom for the days to come.

Omar Fraile (28th): Without problems for the Basque, who like the powerful Astana, had a quiet day. This Tuesday they will have to protect Superman, who could even prove it.

Luis León Sánchez (38th): It could have been a stage for escapes, of which he is a specialist, but the teams of sprinters were not going to miss the opportunity.

Imanol Erviti (44º): Also calm day and gradually recovering from the bruises after the fall of the first day.

Mikel Landa (57th): Well wrapped up at all times, the day saved and tomorrow, stage to watch out for the favorites. At the finish line he stressed that it would be necessary to be attentive to the race situation, because there could be movements between the important ones.

Alejandro Valverde (61º): The Murcian, also in the squad. This Thursday, depending on your performance, your vision may vary compared to the rest of the Tour.

José Joaquín Rojas (73rd): In the squad after protecting their leaders during the day.

Gorka Izagirre (78th): The eldest of the brothers was also attentive to Superman.

Enric Mas (84º): The one from Artá, without problems before an important day to see his aspirations in this Tour de France.

Jesús Herrada (102º): Without problems for Cuenca but disgust in his team, Cofidis, after the abandonment of Anthony Perez when he was fighting for the Mountain.

Ion Izagirre (105th): The youngest of the siblings, without incident.

Pello Bilbao (114th): At the finish line he declared that he is not coming to look for a stage or the like, they come with everything for Landa and this Thursday they will have the first acid test.

Jonathan Castroviejo (142º): He was seen several times during the day at the front of the peloton.

Carlos Verona (150º): Came at 2:25 from Ewan. This Thursday, he will be one of the first to work for Movistar.

David de la Cruz (158th): After the injuries caused by the fall on the first day, the Catalan hopes to gradually improve physically on this Tour. It will not be easy. Today entered at 2: 50.

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