Unfortunately there has been negative news for Spanish cycling before the start of the 19th stage of the Tour de France. Enric Mas has tested positive in a covid test before the day this Friday, and will not be able to cover the remaining three stages. The Mallorcan is, otherwise, in good health despite said infection.
Mas was very active in yesterday’s stage ending in Hautacam and got into the good breakaway in search of the fight for the final victory. On the descent of the Aubisque, the Balearic dropped, leaving more than two minutes. He then explained that his problems getting off of him are due to a mental aspect.
The Spaniard dropped out of the ‘Top 10’ after losing time in stage 18 and was eleventh. Mas’s goal in any case in the French round was much more ambitious than entering the top ten. He dreamed of a podium that, due to some circumstances and others, was getting further and further away. The positive for covid is a bitter end to the Tour.