Aitor Hernandez did a marvellous job today in Tirreno-Adriatico. The promising youngster went solo for almost 100 kms. He was eventually reeled in with 7 kms to go, but anyway, he did an amazing job. Going solo for such a long time in such a high-class field is something rare. Though, when the stage was to be decided on the last uphill stretch, Euskaltel didn`t managa to fight for the win. The best of the riders were Antton Luengo, coming in a distant and disappointing 44th, 1:01 adrift of victor Riccò. Jon Bru was 47th, 1:06 behind, Koldo Fernandez 59th, 1:19 behind, Beñat Albizuri 64th, 1:37 behind, Iban Mayoz and Unai Etxebarria were 78th and 79th respectively, both 2:02 behind. Aketza Peña was 103rd, 3:27 behind, while breakaway hero Hernandez finishe a distant 141st, 4:20 adrift.