Caisse d'Epargne sent three riders in the main break of stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday. In the end, the team's Joaquím Rodríguez and José Rujano finished the third and the fourth after they made the breakaway which started at just 13 km into the race. Fran Pérez, was also in the same break, but worked for his mates and finished further back in 103rd.
"The team Caisse d'Epargne showed one more time that it is really competitive and always present in the important stages," said Eusebio Unzúe in Alpe di Pampeago. "With three riders in the break, we could hope to win the today stage. Fran Pérez did a great job so that Rodríguez and Rujano arrived in the best conditions at the foot of the Passo Manghen, but when [eventual winner Emmanuele] Sella attacked they just could do nothing, just let him go."
"Since the beginning of the Giro, we try to go in the breakaways, but there is no way to win a stage. We already tried with Joaquím Rodríguez in the first stage, later with Fran Pérez and Pablo Lastras, and again today," said Unzúe. "I hope that our job will at least get a reward. We will try again 'til the end."
See Cyclingnews' full coverage of stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia.