Today we came close to a second consecutive stage virctory for Euskaltel. Early in the stage a groupe of 18 riders escaped with among them Koldo Fernandez and Dionisio Galparsoro. The peloton gave them a ticket to the finish but they didn't went to the finish together.
Horrach, Duque and Kolobnev managed to get away and at 1 km before the finish everything seemed decided, but then a little group seemed to come back with Koldo. Duque started sprinting and he just made it, 6 seconds before Koldo who became fourth, Dioni became 15 and all the other Euskaltels came in with the peloton.
1 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone 4.00.39 (41.147 km/h)
2 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team CSC ST
3 Joan Horrach (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne ST
4. Koldo Fernandez +0.06
15. Dionisio Galparsoro +0.13
20. Iñigo Landaluze +7.43
31. Alan Perez ST
45. Samuel Sanchez ST
51. Igor Anton ST
62. Haimar Zubeldia ST
69. Iñaki Isasi ST
110. Aitor Hernandez ST