Naturgas returned satisfied from the Sub-23 Vuelta a Madrid yesterday. The team took Pello Bilbao to an excellent third overall while it took second in the teams' competition. Pello also took out the under-21 ranking. "First of all it's important to emphasize the riders' ambition. From the start they've been aggressive, been in the breaks and have been fighting for the top placings", a delighet Aritz Arberas said. "We're very pleased with the results".
As earlier reported, Rory Martínez took the win in Friday's Criterium de Blusa, but things didn't go to plan on next day's Pamplona-Bayonne. Carlos Barbero was the best of the reds with a 15th place with Alfonso Saiz in close pursuit in 19th. Iñigo Urretxua, head of the team as Arberas was in the Vuelta a Madrid, said: "They fought and were aggressive, but they didn't have enough forces left at the end."