Unai Yus, the Basque rider from Bouygues Telecom, is currently ninth on the GC. "I have prepared myself for the beginning of the Vuelta," said Yus "I am in good condition, but I know perfectly well that the last part of the race will be really tough for me. The roads were very dangerous today, not only for the corners, but also for the asphalt that was uneven. The roads were in very bad condition."
Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Phonak) told the press post-stage, "It was really funny. With so many nerves and everything, myself and some riders decided to relax and laugh for a while." Referring to the World's, he is taking things seriously though: "That's different. When you have to work, you have to. If Alejandro [Valverde] is not there, I will have more responsibility, but I can handle it. Besides, it's in Madrid [his native city - ed.]."