Iban Mayoz formed part of a five-man breakaway on today`s second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. Though, sadly, he couldn`t keep up when the break hit the first climb, and had to let go. The remaining four riders actually made it to the line ahead of the peloton, so there wasn`t any sprint for the win. Koldo Fernandez took 16th spot, while Unai Etxebarria took 19th; both in the peloton. All except for Iban Mayoz finished safe inside the pack. Iban came in 8:15 behind. Euskaltel`s sport director in Italy, Jon Odriozola, said this to www.fundacioneuskadi.com after the stage: "The truth is that I`m a little sad. The beginning of the stage went perfect, but in the end, nothing came out of it. In the break we had Mayoz, and when another group went later, Antton was in it. It all looked really well. The problem was that Mayoz found it hard after joining the break, and in the end he couldn`t keep up. He got dropped on the climb with 50 kms to go. The Russian (Arekeev) rode really well, and it`s a pain that when the break survived we had no one in it." On the coming stages, he said: "It`s necessary that we continue to try. Yesterday is was Beñat, today it was Iban.... Though, all the effort is valued. We`re present in all breaks, and we look like a strong team".