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Unzue expresses satisfaction

Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears finished the Giro with one stage win and a swag of second places, and team manager Eusebio Unzue described himself as satisfied with the team's performance. "This Giro was a really hard one and I dare to say that the last two mountain stages were almost inhuman ones," he said. "All the riders are very tired but I am happy with what they were able to achieve. Before the Giro started, we already knew that we had no chance for the general classification. Our aim was to go with the breaks and win one or more stages. And there was indeed a team Caisse D'epargne-Illes Balears rider in all the breaks!

"My riders' fighting spirit really pleased me. The started every morning with that aim: to go and win the stage and Joan Horrach's beautiful victory in Sestri Levante was a deserved reward. Without forgetting Vladimir Efimkin and Fran Pérez's second places and Iván Gutiérrez' third one. We started with a quite inexperienced team for that kind of race considering the fact that Imanol Erviti, Vladimir Efimkin and José Luís Carrasco were starting for the first time in a three week long stage race and they too proved that they wanted to do well and that they were ready to suffer to arrive in Milan. It is a real satisfaction because I had the possibility to note that they have some great possibilities to do well in the future."