More: "I look beyond the fifth place of 2020, I want the podium"

The Balearic climber was motivated at the press conference prior to the start of the Tour. He will share the leadership of Movistar with Superman López.


Enric Mas (Artá, 26 years old) spoke to the media before starting the Tour in Brest this Saturday. The Spaniard considers “a plus” to share gallons in the Movistar with Superman López and he feels “well and fit” to improve his fifth place in 2020.

How do you get to your third Tour?

I feel much better than last year, I have done my homework. Honestly, I look a little further ahead than to fifth place in 2020, which is the podium. Minimum would be to finish fifth. Last season I said I wanted a slightly conservative top-ten, and it came out better than I thought. Hopefully the same thing happens and fight for the maximum until Paris.

You feel more comfortable.

In 2020 we were coming from a complicated phase for Movistar after confinement. I ran to hold on. For this edition I intend to compete more aggressively, as I was before the pandemic hit. I have never lacked ambition.

What will it be like to share the leadership with Miguel Ángel López?

Both Miguel Ángel and I will go for the general. For the teams it is an advantage, in my opinion, because of the demands of a three-week round. In the event of any mishap of one, the option of the other appears.

Are you imposing so many kilometers of time?

They don't give me respect, but I want them to play to offer the best of me. I have worked hard on the goat to perform better, so I am motivated and excited to get great performance.

How about the layout?

Ideal courses are all. Speed is the most important factor, not how the stages end, whether uphill or downhill. Time trials will be essential, as well as controlling or attacking in the mountains.

Do you see Pogacar as the rival to beat?

This is a superclass, but don't just focus on it. 100% of the squad will reach their maximum level, so they will all be difficult opponents, including Roglic or Ineos. Alternatives will be produced every day, we must always remain vigilant and look for the tickles when the occasions arise.

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