According to www.fundacioneuskadi.com, this is what directeur sportif in the Volta a la Comunidad Valenciana Gorka Gerrikagoitia had to say about today`s stage: " We`ve been active. Protagonist yesterday was Joseba Zubeldia, today it was Gorka Verdugo`s turn. It`s difficult for the breaks to survive, as the teams with riders in form to fight for the overall control the race completely. But we have to try, and that`s what we`ve done. For us, it`s been a positive day. Samu Sánchez did a good ascent. He attacked, but wasn`t lucky. At the end he came in 9th, though he still lacks a bit of spark as it`s early in the season for him. Astarloza also started his season here, and he came in next to Samu. Bru didn`t lose much time either. These performances are promising facing the spring classics and the Vuelta al Pais Vasco".