Mas, Movistar Team defend themselves at echelons, look forward to Ventoux

6 July 2021
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Tour de France (st. 10)

García Cortina 12th at inevitable sprint in Valence, made harder by crosswinds. No changes in GC as Enric remains 29″ off podium.

Mark Cavendish (DQT) claimed on Tuesday his third stage victory in the 2021 Tour de France at the finish of Valence, end of stage 10 in the ‘Grande Boucle’. The finale was quite agitated again, yet, fortunately, the Movistar Team did not suffer any setbacks.

The finish, with Cortina in 12th. (c) BettiniPhoto

Enric Mas, well supported all day by Erviti, Cortina and Arcas, got through the echelon attempts in good position and had no troubles to stay with the main bunch -reduced to about 50 riders at some points- over the last 20km of racing.

Mas and Cortina (background) at the echelon attempts. (c) BettiniPhoto

The race would later stabilize as Cortina took 12th place in the sprint, while Mas, halfway through the group, conserved his 6th spot overall. Wednesday’s stage 11 will be another trascendental day in the Tour, with two ascents of the Mont Ventoux en route to Malaucène, which could again change the GC situation before the Pyrenees.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 26 Jun - 18 Jul

Tour de France FRA

(10th Stage) Albertville - Valence (191 km)
  1. 01 Mark Cavendish Deceuninck - Quick Step 4h14'07"
  2. 02 Wout Van Aert Jumbo - Visma "
  3. 03 Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Fenix "
  4. 12 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team "
  5. 54 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team "
  6. 55 Enric Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 93 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +1'28"
  8. 98 Miguel Ángel López Movistar Team +3'46"
  9. 120 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +4'38"
  10. 159 Carlos Verona Movistar Team "
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  1. 01 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 38h25'17"
  2. 02 Ben O'Connor AG2R La Mondiale +2'01"
  3. 03 Rigoberto Urán EF Education-NIPPO +5'18"
  4. 06 Enric Mas Movistar Team +5'47"
  5. 37 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +50'57"
  6. 46 Miguel Ángel López Movistar Team +58'12"
  7. 70 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team +1h11'52"
  8. 78 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team +1h14'36"
  9. 110 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +1h31'48"
  10. 124 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +1h36'07"
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