Mas: Racing with Alaphilippe last year will help me in the Tour de France

Enric Mas (Movistar)
Enric Mas (Movistar) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Enric Mas will be co-leader of Spain’s biggest team, Movistar, at the Tour de France, convinced that his experience on the Deceuninck-Quick Step squad alongside Julian Alaphilippe last July will prove invaluable.

Mas was part of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team that battled to retain Julian Alaphilippe’s yelllow jersey for most of last year’s Tour. The Frenchman led for a fortnight in total before eventually cracking in the Alps and losing the yellow jersey to Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.