The 17 Spaniards who will be in the Tour de France 2021

Spain will contribute the same number of runners as in the last edition. France (33) and Belgium (22), the countries with the highest representation this year.

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seventeen. This will be the number of Spanish riders who will start in the 108th edition of the Tour de France. Among the national representation, the call formed by the Movistar Team stands out, which with the exception of the Colombian Miguel Ángel López, will form a totally Spanish squad with Enric Mas, Marc Soler, Carlos Verona, Imanol Erviti, Jorge Arcas, Iván García Cortina and Alejandro Valverde . The incombustible Murcian will also be the oldest rider to start the Grande Boucle at 41 years and 62 days, while his teammate Erviti will be the seventh oldest at 37 years and 224 days. In total, the Spaniards on this Tour are divided into seven teams, which we review below.

Jonathan Castroviejo (Ineos, 34 years old)

The one born in Getxo will be fundamental for the Ineos group in the work of herding. A reliable all-rounder like him will be of vital importance in the aspirations of its leaders: Richard Carapaz and Geraint Thomas. It will be his seventh Tour.

Alex Aranburu (Astana, 25 years old)

After participating in the last three editions of the Tour of Spain, the Basque will make his debut in a Tour de France. Excellent sprint finisher in short arrivals, with good speed and power to defend himself in mid-mountains. In addition to helping Fuglsang and Lutsenko in the general standings, he can hope for a stage win from a breakout.

Omar Fraile (Astana, 30 years old)

The Basque arrives in full swing for his fourth Tour de France after proclaiming himself for the first time as champion of Spain on the road, so he will wear that distinctive jersey at the Grande Boucle. He already savored the thousands of the 2018 Tour triumph with a stage triumph, and thanks to his good conditions as a climber and versatile cyclist, he can aspire to repeat it.Ion Izagirre (Astana, 32 years old)

The Basque will start his seventh participation in the Tour after completing a first half of the season at a high level. In addition to winning a stage in Itzulia and being third in Paris-Nice, Izagirre was proclaimed champion of Spain against the clock a week before the start in Brest. He arrives in great shape and with the ability to perform both in high mountains and against the clock.

Jesús Herrada (Cofidis, 30 years old)

The Cuenca native reaches his seventh Tour de France as Guillaume Martin's luxury gregarious in the ranks of Cofidis. He has the conditions of a pure climber to perform in the high mountains and in the event of a leak, if his team allows it, he could dream of a stage victory. He is current runner-up in Spain on the road and has won this year in the Mallorca Challenge.Rubén Fernández (Cofidis, 30 years old)

At 30 years old, the Spanish Cofidis rider will have the opportunity to participate in his first Tour de France. The winner of the Tour del Porvenir in 2013, he still dreams of releasing his record of victories as a professional.

Carlos Barbero (Qhubeka, 30 years old)

The one from Burgos, will also debut on a Tour like Rubén Fernández at 30 years of age. It will be difficult to surprise the top speed sprinters on this Grande Boucle, but from a reduced escape you could dream of a victory.Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious, 31 years old)

The Basque rider is a life insurance in gregarious work, although he has plenty of quality to achieve stage victories if he enjoys some freedom in the team. He will work for Jack Haig on his third Tour de France, where he has not yet achieved a partial victory (he has two stages in the Giro) .

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar, 41 years old)

The Murcian does not need a cover letter. After a somewhat discreet past course, Valverde has been able to reinvent himself this season once again, thus reaching his 14th Tour de France with two victories: the Indurain GP and the sixth stage of the Dauphiné. His role will be to work for Enric Mas and Superman López, but with a route that has several explosive stage finishes, the 'Bala' can aspire to some partial triumph.Carlos Verona (Movistar, 28 years old)

Absolute reliability, that's Carlos Verona. The Madrilenian has established himself in recent years as one of the best climbers in the peloton and a truly luxurious gregarious for the Movistar Team. At the crucial moments of the high mountain stages, he is always pulling the bandwagon, which will be of vital importance to his leaders in the telephone squad. It will be his third Tour.

Enric Mas (Movistar, 26 years old)

The Balearic will be the best Spanish asset for the general classification of this Tour. In his third participation in the Grande Boucle he hopes to take another step, sharing leadership with Superman López, to improve the 5th place he signed last year. He has a great climber and long distance condition that allows him to improve his performance as the days go by, but he needs to give less time with the top favorites in time trials if he wants to be close to the podium or even higher.Imanol Erviti (Movistar, 37 years old)

The one from Pamplona will be the seventh oldest rider to start this Tour. A loyal squire to Alejandro Valverde and other Movistar leaders in recent years, Erviti has been fundamental in this silent work as a day-to-day worker, always sacrificing himself for the good of his leaders. He has a fantastic rolling condition that will help him on his 12th Grande Boucle.

Iván García Cortina (Movistar, 25 years old)

The Asturian will start his second Tour de France with the hope of opening his record of victories in a great lap. It will be difficult for him to sprint, despite his good top speed, against pure sprinters, so he will have to try from a breakout. It still has room for progression and augurs a good future for Spanish cycling.

Jorge Arcas (Movistar, 28 years old)

After completing three Vueltas a España, Jorge Arcas will take the alternative in the Tour de France. In his debut in the gala round, he will fulfill gregarious work for his teammates from Movistar. You don't know victory as a professional.

Marc Soler (Movistar, 27 years old)

The Catalan is going through a difficult season. In his first opportunity to lead the team on a big lap, he was forced to retire at the last Giro d'Italia as a result of a heavy crash. He will not have the same role in his fourth participation in the Tour, where he must work to the maximum for Superman and Mas in the high mountains, the terrain that best suits him. At the beginning of the course he won a stage in the Tour de Romandie, and if he regains that level he can aspire to release his record of victories at the Grande Boucle.

Víctor de la Parte (TotalEnergies, 35 years old)

The Vitorian is in the final stretch of his career, and after completing four Giros and one Vuelta, he will debut in a Tour at the age of 35. The last victories on his record date from 2015, so leaking leaks will be your best option.Cristian Rodríguez (TotalEnergies, 26 years old)

Rodríguez is facing the best moment of his professional career. This year he managed to debut his record with two triumphs in the Tour of Rwanda: a stage and the general classification. With his profile as a climber, he can shine both in that facet and in supporting his leader, Pierre Latour. Debuts on Tour.



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