Movistar leaders watch and wait in Tour de France

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) at the Tour de France
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) positioned in top 20 on rest day of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Movistar co-leaders Alejandro Valverde and Enric Mas have yet to make an impact on this year’s Tour de France general classification battle, but the two Spaniards insisted in Monday’s first rest day press conference that they are far from throwing in the towel just yet.

Mas is currently lying 12th overall, with Valverde a more distant 17th at 3:43 off the pace. After failing to impact strongly in the first week of the Tour, Mas said that his aim is to “get into the action right up until the last day and I’d like to do better than a top 10 [on GC]. There are some riders who are stronger than us, but we’ll play our cards the best we can.”

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