Enric Mas confirms 6th overall in 2021 Tour de France

17 July 2021
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Tour de France (st. 20)

Spaniard holds off final charge from Lutsenko (APT), claims second career top-ten finish in the ‘Grande Boucle’ as race ends in Paris’ Champs-Élysées on Sunday.

Back with a solid display on the final big day of the 2021 Tour de France, Enric Mas (Movistar Team) sealed on Saturday what will be his third consecutive top-ten finish in a three-week stagerace as he sits in 6th overall following the TT from Libourne to Saint-Émilion (30.8km), won by Wout van Aert (TJV). Tadej Pogacar (UAD) all but confirmed his second victory in the race.

Mas during his TT on Saturday. (c) BettiniPhoto

With Ben O’Connor (ACT) and Wilco Kelderman (BOH) more than a minute ahead in fourth and fifth overall, the spectators’ sights with Mas soon turned towards the defence of his sixth spot against a TT specialist, Alexey Lutsenko (APT). The Spaniard, who trailed by 18″ at the first intermediate check (7km), did not concede more than a dozen seconds in the remaining twenty kilometers, a strong finish seeing him keep his place by 40″.

Just 24 hours away from Paris. (c) BettiniPhoto

It was an otherwise uneventful day for Valverde, Arcas, Verona, Cortina and Erviti, the Telefónica-backed squad set to reach the French capital on Sunday with its six ‘survivors’ en route to the world’s most famous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, where a bunch sprint is, once again, the expected finish.

Cover picture (c): BettiniPhoto

Male Team 26 Jun - 18 Jul

Tour de France FRA

(20th Stage) Libourne - Saint-Émilion (CRI / ITT) (30.8 km)
  1. 01 Wout Van Aert Jumbo - Visma 35'53"
  2. 02 Kasper Asgreen Deceuninck - Quick Step +21"
  3. 03 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo - Visma +32"
  4. 27 Enric Mas Movistar Team +2'29"
  5. 73 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +4'23"
  6. 81 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team +4'27"
  7. 93 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team +4'34"
  8. 97 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +4'40"
  9. 136 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +5'56"
See prov general ranking
  1. 01 Tadej Pogacar UAE Team Emirates 80h16'59"
  2. 02 Jonas Vingegaard Jumbo - Visma +5'20"
  3. 03 Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers +7'03"
  4. 06 Enric Mas Movistar Team +11'43"
  5. 25 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team +1h07'50"
  6. 70 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team +2h49'07"
  7. 91 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +3h14'41"
  8. 95 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team +3h21'25"
  9. 100 Carlos Verona Movistar Team +3h26'09"
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