Due to Constantino Zaballa's win last year in Saunier Duval colours and his absence this time round, David Millar started this morning wearing dossard number one. He was in a focussed mood and hoping to do well, saying that it game plan for this particular classic is a straightforward one.
"I will try to ride a good race. I will wait until the Jaizkibel and follow. It is quite an easy race, tactically [speaking].
"My form is good, I am fresh after the Tour. I was very motivated there and am happy to be back racing. I am enjoying it."
Millar is motivated and planning a busy end of season. "I have got the Vuelta on after this, then the world championships, Lombardy, Zurich... the usual ones. I am hoping to win a stage in the Vuelta."