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Tour of Spain: Enric Mas’s optimism: “We have the best situation, we can beat Roglic”

Tour of Spain: Enric Mas's optimism:

The Spanish bicycle owner has reached the primary relaxation day of the Vuelta in second place: “The strategy is internal, I don’t know if it is more beatable face to face or attacking from afar.”

Enric Mas, throughout one of many phases of the Vuelta.Manuel BruqueEFE

The Spanish bicycle owner from Movistar Group Enric Mas has ensured that they’ve the very best profession scenario in The Vuelta 2021, with l second and together with his associate Michelangelo Lopez third, and that they may attempt to benefit from it to, with group technique, unseat the chief Primoz Roglic (Group Jumbo-Visma).

“We have to make us strong as a team, and at least try. He can be beaten, we will see how we will do it. The strategy is internal, but we are very well placed, the best race situation is the one we have and we are going to enjoy it and take advantage of it, “he stated at a press convention.

“Each one will have their strategy to try to beat Primoz, we have ours. I don’t know if he is more beatable face to face or attacking from afar. Either way, a runner can be caught off guard or fatigued, “he added.

Requested in regards to the climb to Velefique and his hand in hand with the bearer of ‘La Roja’, he believes that no conclusions will be drawn. “From yesterday we cannot draw many conclusions how I saw Roglic. The one who had to take time out was me, the rest, and I had to enter more. He entered looser and with less intensity. We will see, I hope it is my Vuelta and we can go out in the best possible way, “he stated.

Mas believes that the scenario of the primary week is “positive”. “We are second and third overall, I am 28 seconds de Primoz and Miguel ngel has distanced some runners who can be a problem for us. The negative is that we have lost Alejandro and Jacobs, who have had to go home with a hard fall, “he lamented.

However they continue to be bold. “We went out to win the Vuelta. A second and third position in a ‘Big’ for a team is very good, but it would be better with a first. We know that Primoz is a very strong runner, yesterday and other days in explosive finishes. And he comes from winning the time trial of the Games, we have to distance him before because there (in the last chrono) he can take time out of us, “he acknowledged.

Last year I lost the Tour with Tadej (Pogacar) but I don’t think he had a bad day at that time, Primoz took a minute from us at that time. I don’t think he will have a difficult third week, I think he will be at his best level, “he augur.

Wanting forward, he thinks will probably be a “difficult” second week. “We will have to be alert because they will be stages of escapes and ‘minute’. We are doing well and we hope to do well until stage 21 in Santiago,” he stated.

“In this second week, there will be some day that the platoon will surely let go of a big leak and will go more calmly. Every day it is important to be attentive, it is La Vuelta and you can find everything. We will play our cardsWe’ll see where we do it, “reiterated the Balearic.