There is an interview with Euskaltel rider Samuel Sanchez on the Euskaltel site but of course it's once again in Spanish but I will do my best and translate it :D
-Hey Samuel, what are your goals in the next Tour of Spain ?
My two goals are being on the podium at the end and winning a stage, if this happens, I will be very satisfied.
- What do you think about the team Euskaltel is sending to the Vuelta ? I think we have a very good and strong team and it's also very compensated. Haimar Zubeldia, Iñigo Landaluze, Iñaki Isasi and myself contribute experience while Igor Anton and Koldo Fernandez contribute youth. Together with Aitor Hernandez and Dioni Galparsoro we make a powerful group which can get stage triumphs and a good position in the general rank.
-Which stages in the vuelta are the most important ?
I think the crono in Zaragoza will be very important. In addition, after this test we get two stages ending on a climb, Cerler and Arcalis. Looking at the profiles of the stages, it will be a very attracting and amusing race for the spectators.
-Who are the favourites for the victory ?
My favourites are Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre, Angel Gomez Marchante and Santos Gonzalez, I think they are the riders with the most potential.
- After the Vuelta, which other races are important to you ?
I will start in Paris-Tours and Lombardio, the classic end of the season. In Lombardia I finished second and I want to see if I can get the same level. And before these two, I want to ride the World Championships, I hope I get a place in the list of select riders. Last year I was there with the best and I would like to repeat this.