Pereiro happy in support role

Tour de France star Oscar Pereiro also spoke to Onda Cero, saying that he had no problems in riding...

Tour de France star Oscar Pereiro also spoke to Onda Cero, saying that he had no problems in riding for his Caisse d'Epargne team-mate Alejandro Valverde. "I feel great with that. It's a job I love to do. Let's not forget that my team contracted me last year to work for Alejandro and my win in the Tour [de France] or my second place in the Tour don't mean I feel bad working for others.

"This was a day when we rode extremely fast. I don't know what happens with cycling currently, but with the ProTour classification and the ProTour team classification it seems there has never a successful breakaway [until today]. Today there were two hours with attack after attack. We were able to put Vladimir Karpets in the breakaway and we saved our team from a hard stage."

Pereiro vowed the team will do everything it can to help Valverde triumph. "We don't put pressure on him; we will take things day by day. The whole team has faith in him and will do its best to try to win the Vuelta with Alejandro."

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