Not surprisingly, Pello Bilbao took out the win in Saturday's under-23 race in Sopelana. The impressive youngster was the fastest out of a five-man group at the end and beat Seguros Bilbao pair Fraile and Domene to the win. Carlos Barbero completed a good day for the team with a seventh place at two seconds, while Aitor Ocampos was 12th, Jon Larrinaga 14th, Igor Merino 21st and Fernando Grijalba 31st, all at two seconds. Efrén Carazo was 48th at 1:03, while Alfonso Saiz was 59th at 1:41. As a result Pello further enhanced his top position in the Torneo Sub-23 rankings.