Koldo Fernandez was once again the best placed Euskaltel rider in the Vuelta a Andalucia. The third stage took the peloton from Guardia de Jaen to Jaen, and was considered a sprinter`s stage. And so it turned out. Max van Heeswijk of Rabobank took the win, with Koldo placing a slightly disappointing 8th. After the stage, Koldo said: "Rabobank worked well, and Freire was tremendous. I tried to follow Freire`s wheel, but I`m not pleased with coming in as number eight. I`ll try again tomorrow." There were no major changes to the overall standings, as Antton Luengo is still 5th, 1 second behind Cioni. Together with Antton and Koldo, Markel Irizar and Jorge Azanza also came in with the main peloton, consisting of 38 riders. Unai Etxebarria lost 15 seconds, while Andoni Aranaga lost 10 and Beñat Albizuri lost 1:13. Euskaltel still lead the team`s classification, while Antton wears the Metas Volantes jersey as he leads that competition.