Spaniards on the Tour: Castroviejo, at a good level

The Basque, one of the best gregarious in the peloton, finished 13th in the time trial. In the general classification, Enric Mas and Pello Bilbao maintained their top ten spots.


Barring a historical surprise in Paris, Spanish cycling will add its third consecutive Tour without achieving a stage victory. In the time trial this Saturday, the best positioned was Castroviejo. The Basque, one of the best gregarious of the peloton and a fundamental piece in the Ineos, was 13th. Among the Spaniards at the top of the general classification, Enric Mas maintained his sixth place and Pello did the same with the ninth.

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

Jonathan Castroviejo (13th): the Ineos player came out to contest the time trial and had a good performance, close to the top ten and even overtaking Ion Izagirre, Spanish champion of the modality .

Omar Fraile (14th): also a good day for the Basque from Astana, finishing among the top fifteen. Participated in several escapes on this Tour.

Enric Mas (27th): the balerar, who years ago performed at a high level in the time trials, still does not reach the positions that he liked in the modality. Saved his sixth place overall.

Pello Bilbao (42nd): a problem with the radio weighed him down in the assault on Guillaume Martin's eighth square. Finally, he will be ninth overall. And it comes from doing the Giro.

Ion Izagire (69th): the Spanish champion of the modality, on the run yesterday, warned in the preview that he would have a quiet day. He will also do this test at the Games.

Alejandro Valverde (73rd): the Murcian, who will finally finish the Tour, had almost a day of training with the goat. Tomorrow to Paris ... and Monday to Tokyo.

Cristian Rodríguez (77th): the TotalEnergies driver saved the day without problems and this Sunday he will complete a Tour de France for the first time.

Imanol Erviti (81º): the Navarrese had a quiet day, his work had already been done days ago as route captain on the Movistar.

Iván García Cortina (93rd): the guaje, who saw it difficult to finish the Tour due to a cold, will do so and this Sunday in Paris he hopes to finish in a noble position.

Jorge Arcas (97th): another of Movistar's gregarious who will also complete his first Tour this Sunday.

Víctor de la Parte (98th): the man from Vitoria, who had complicated days due to injuries after a fall, saved the day.

Jesús Herrada (105º): Cuenca, with his mind already in Tokyo. He is one of the five Spaniards who will attend the Games.

Alex Aranburu (108th): the Basque from Astana completed the day on the goat without problems five minutes from Van Aert.

Rubén Fernández (125º): the Cofidis driver also had a quiet day on a propitious day to shoot and wait for Paris.

Carlos Verona (136th): due to injuries and pain, he could not shine like the last Tour, but he will be able to finish and be in Paris. Gregarious valued in the Movistar.

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