Lampre-Fondital is happy about Giuliano Figueras' performances in the ongoing Vuelta a Murcia. In the second stage of the race from Alcantarilla to Alhama de Murcia, Figueras obtained the third place, finishing the final sprint behind the winner Alejandro Valverde (Illes Balears) and Angel Vicioso (Liberty-Würth).
"After a year full of troubles, for Giuliano beginning with this third place is a very good thing, especially considering that the cyclists with whom he finished the race are all in an advanced fit," was Giuseppe Martinelli's first comment after the race. "Very good work of all the team, which led the race also in the climb."
Martinelli was also satisfied with the racing of Damiano Cunego, who reached the finish line in the second group in 11th position. "Damiano raced in a good way: he didn't force too much and he reached the end of the climb just 150 metres behind the first group, and then he didn't take any risks in the descent. Cunego must use these races to take consciousness of his potential and I think that today has been a good occasion to do so," Martinelli said.
After the stage, the team worked in a supplementary training for 40 km.