Txurruka says Nieve is mature enough for Euskaltel captaincy

Euskaltel - Euskadi's Amets Txurruka was welcomed in Urbino like a son returning home at the start of stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia. The 29-year-old Basque rider told Cyclingnews why: "In September 2003, I moved here to study for four months with the Erasmus program. I have fond memories of training in this area." The Marche region is known as one of the most scenic in Italy.

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