“The sixth place has a bitter taste”

07/18/2021 at 8:55 PM CEST

The Spanish Enric Mas (Movistar), sixth place in the Tour de France, he acknowledged that this position leaves him a “bitter taste in the mouth“, since his goal was to achieve a place on the podium.

“I’m leaving with sixth place, but with a bitter taste in my mouth. I was pretty good on certain days, especially in Luz Ardiden, but I failed in two days that have ended up being key. Both in Mont Ventoux as in the Col du Portet I felt very blocked from ‘legs’, I am a runner who has a lot of cadence and those days I was not going, “explained the Balearic cyclist.

The leader of the Spanish team regrets failures that prevented him from being closer to the rivals on the podium, for which he considers that “we must find solutions to mistakes and learn from them.” “I think I can do more, that I can aspire to more, to be on the podium,” he said.

More (Artá, 26 years old) highlighted the work of the entire team and recalled the bad luck of losing Marc soler in the early stages of the falls that affected the Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez. “The team has been ten; we have had a bit of bad luck, the first day we lost Marc, then Miguel Ángel had a few crashes … they are racing things, things that happen and I hope that the experience will serve me for the future “.

After the Tour the Mallorcan cyclist He plans to enjoy a few days of rest and prepare for the Tour of Spain which begins on August 14 in Burgos. “For now, the plan for these days is to rest a week, then go back to training at altitude and prepare 100% La Vuelta, as I prepared the Tour, and try to find the podium.”

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