"We tried to surprise the favorites - said Giuseppe Martinelli - with Michele Scarponi who attacked when there were 32 km from the finish."
"Michele and others three riders were taken with only 10 km to go, then we have lost ground on the final climb."
"However, we are pleased with the overall test of the team in this Vuelta a Burgos. It has been a preparation step towards the Vuelta a Espana - which will begin on the next August 20 - and we were protagonists winning a stage and wearing the leader's jersey for two days with Dmitri Gruzdev ".
The queen stage was won by Spaniard Sergio Pardilla, while the 38th edition of the Spanish race was won by Alberto Contador. Dario Cataldo finished 13th at 1:14 behind the final winner.