It was a long, hot and rather boring first stage proper of the Giro d'Italia today. On Euskaltel's behalf, not much to report. The guys kept out of trouble and out of the action all day long and cruised home with the pack. Everyone bar Miguel Mínguez, who dropped 41 seconds today, crossed the line inside the peloton. DS at the race Álvaro González de Galdeano didn't have much to say about the team's performance when speaking to www.fundacioneuskadi.com post-stage, but did emphasize that the team did their best to protect capitano Igor Antón inside the last 30 kilometres or so. Speaking about tomorrow's stage three, the youngest of the brothers said: "Tomorrow's stage will be held on narrow roads and will see another break go clear. The finale of the race is very complicated. We didn't bring a sprinter along but we'll continue to fight to reach our goal: winning a stage."