The Spanish on the Tour: Rodríguez tested it from the escape

The TotalEnergies runner sought prominence in the escape with unsuccessful attacks. Bilbao and Mas crossed the finish line in the group of favorites.

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The first stage of the 2021 Tour de France was one of authentic survival due to two terrible massive falls that marked the end of the stage. Cristian Rodríguez tried unsuccessfully since the escape, and both Pello Bilbao and Enric Mas shone along with the rest of the favorites.This is how the Spaniards did in the first stage of the Tour

Pello Bilbao (12th): the Bahrain rider crossed the finish line in the group of the best, always looking out for their leader Haig. Reliable like anyone else.

Enric Mas (15th): the best Spanish trick for the general classification did his homework and remained in the group of favorites without losing time.

Alex Aranburu (23rd): the Astana rider had a good end of the stage for his conditions, but could not keep up with the strong pace of the favorites in the last stage.

Iván García Cortina (37th): He was very well placed in the front positions of the peloton for much of the stage. It got off the hook on the final climb.

Alejandro Valverde (93rd): the Murcian disconnected in the last kilometers and gave up more than five minutes to the winner. He will look for better days to win the stage.

Carlos Barbero (94th): it was not the day for the Qhubeka sprinter, who limited himself to ending the day avoiding mishaps.

Imanol Erviti (95th): as usual, he stayed close to Valverde until the finish line. He worked in protective work for his teammates at the head of the platoon.

Rubén Fernández (104º): the Cofidis rider helped Martin and Herrada during the stage, but could not be close to the lead at the decisive point.

Cristian Rodríguez (110th): the Spaniard made his debut on the Tour and managed to filter into the day's escape in his first stage. Halfway through he was neutralized.

Víctor de la Parte (111th): the veteran TotalEnergies runner was able to save the stage despite the falls that marked the day. He arrived with his partner Rodríguez.

Omar Fraile (113th): tough stage for the recent champion of Spain. He was involved in the very hard massive fall 7 km from the finish line, but he was able to save the day.

Carlos Verona (117th): the Madrilenian was involved in the first massive crash. He returned to the main group and was able to finish the stage. Your contribution in the mountains is vital for Movistar.

Jonathan Castroviejo (124th): the Ineos runner helped Carapaz and Thomas to gain positions before the final climb. There he saved energy for other days.

Jorge Arcas (142nd): like Verona, he was also cut off by the first big crash, but he was able to contact the peloton again. He reached the finish line almost 7 minutes behind the winner.

Jesús Herrada (157º): the Cofidis player came in cut to the finish line amid so many falls, but he was able to save the day almost 10 minutes behind the winner.

Ion Izagirre (162º): bad day for the Basque, who ended up in great pain as a result of the big fall 7 km from the finish. We'll see if he recovers in time.

Marc Soler (181º): the Catalan crossed the finish line in last place, next to the 'broom car'. He went through an ordeal due to his wrist pain as a result of the first big fall. You will be tested in the hospital to find out the extent of your physical problems.

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