The Spanish on the Tour: Erviti caresses the victory from the escape

The Navarrese of the Movistar Team crossed the finish line in Nimes second after failing to follow Politt's decisive attack in the last kilometers.


Imanol Erviti was the great national protagonist in the 12th stage of the Tour de France. The Navarrese tried his luck from the break and was about to take the glory at the finish line in Nimes, but could not follow the final attack of Nils Politt in the last kilometers. For their part, Enric Mas and Pello Bilbao saved the day thinking about the general classification.

This is how the Spaniards fared in the twelfth stage of the Tour

Imanol Erviti (2nd): the Navarrese leaked almost by surprise in the numerous escape of the day and was one of the strongest, although he could not follow the definitive attack by Politt. It is the best classification of a Spaniard so far on the Tour, along with Izagirre's 2nd place in the eighth stage.

Carlos Barbero (17th): finally, the Spaniard from the Qhubeka team was able to sprint with the great sprinters of this Tour. May be ahead in upcoming mass arrivals.

Enric Mas (39th): in an ideal stage for escapes, the Spaniard was well protected in the peloton at all times. Saved the day without incident.

Cristian Rodríguez (46th): remained in the main group to save the stage with guarantees.

Pello Bilbao (58th): day saved with a note by the Basque, who keeps his chances of finishing the Tour in the top-10 overall.

Ion Izagirre (59th): crossed the finish line with his countryman Pello. No notable incidents.

Rubén Fernández (60º): the one from Cofidis arrived in the same small group of his two compatriots mentioned above. It is closer to finishing the Tour.

Víctor de la Parte (64th): entered in the same time as the runners mentioned above. He made it through the stage without setbacks.

Iván García Cortina (81º): it could have been a good day for him to leak into the flight, but the honor finally fell to Erviti. He complied with protective tasks for his colleagues.

Alejandro Valverde (102º): the Murcian dropped to the rear positions of the peloton in the last kilometer, but wasted no time.

Jonathan Castroviejo (103º): the runner of the Ineos team was always escorting their leader, Carapaz, to the front positions of the peloton.

Jesús Herrada (123º): the one from Cofidis saved energy thinking about the last mountain stages that will take place in the Pyrenees.

Omar Fraile (135º): as he confessed after crossing the finish line, the stage was conducive to his conditions, but he could not leak into the escape.

Alex Aranburu (143º): the Astana team entered cut off from the main squad, around half a minute. He made it through the day in comfort.

Jorge Arcas (144º): crossed the finish line of Nimes to the Aranburu wheel. He was seen in the front positions of the peloton in the last kilometers to protect his Movistar teammates on his birthday.

Carlos Verona (155º): every day saved for the Madrid native is a triumph due to his physical ailments due to the fall. He took last place on the stage at 17:30 behind the winner.

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