Haimar Zubeldia was happy with his performance at the Volta a Cataluña. The Euskaltel-Euskadi rider, who recently became father of a daughter, named Ane, said that "I am returning satisfied from Cataluña for both the way I raced and the way I felt. My goal was to be in a better shape than in Romandie, and that was the case. I felt really well."
He commented on the birth of his daughter on the same day the tour kicked off that "this was the most desirable trip home in a while, because I really wanted to see Ane. I only saw her two hours so far. But I am content, as I got to be there during birth."
Zubeldia went into the final stage in second overall, but due to the time bonuses dropped back down to sixth. "I had a 'dog's day on Sunday. And that stage was the most damaging [for the overall]. It's a pity to lose the podium on the last day."
Now, Zubeldia is thinking about the Tour de France. "The most important is that we are well and that the Volta has given me confidence. Now I will rest a little and then prepare for the Dauphiné [June 8], the Spaniard concluded.