MADRID, June 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Spanish cyclist Enric Mas will be the leader of the Movistar team in the next edition of the Tour de France, which will take place from July 1st to 24th and where the phone team will try to reach the last podium in Paris.
The 27-year-old Spaniard, who was renewed this Monday for three more years at Movistar, will lead a team composed of Carlos Verona – recent stage winner at the Dauphiné -, Imanol Erviti, Gorka Izagirre, Albert Torres, the American Matteo Jorgenson, the Portuguese Nelson Oliveira and the Austrian Gregor Mühlberger.
Now Mas will look to improve on the performances of his last two editions of the Gala Round, where he finished fifth (2020) and sixth (2021). Patxi Vila and Chente García Acosta will be the team’s sporting directors for the phone team’s 40th consecutive appearance in the “Grande Boucle”.
The leader of the Movistar ranks assured on Monday after his renewal that he “goes with the best hopes this year” to the Tour, which begins this Friday with a time trial in Copenhagen. “The goal for the next three years is to fight for podiums at the Tour, the Giro or the Vuelta or, why not, go for a win at one of the Grand Tours,” he said.
In addition, Movistar announced the women’s team, which will be led by Jorge Sanz and which will take part in the Giro d’Italia Donne, which starts this Thursday in the Sardinian city of Cagliari and ends on July 10th.
The Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten will be the reference at the beginning of her challenge of the three “Grand Tours”. Next to her in 2021 will be a stage winner, Danish Emma Norsgaard; the Pan-American road champion, Cuban Arlenis Sierra; French Aude Biannic, Colombian Paula Patiño and Serbian Jelena Eric.