Two stages and five leader jersey. Of course Wout Poels won. Honestly it doesn't sound exciting, still a good sign for Team Sky. In the car there was my friend Dario Cioni.
Daniel Martin scored a stage victory as well and that also is nice.
"The race showed that Wout was the strongest rider - but also the team on the whole showed that they could control every stage. There was never a moment when we were under pressure. Even today when it turned out to be pretty windy we'd spoken about it in the meeting and the guys were ready at the start.
The new guys fitted in really well. Alex (Peters) did a superb job. He found some support from Nico and Kiry who gave him some advice to help him. He's shown he's a really intelligent rider and he can be really strong - even today at the end of the race he was up there no problem. It actually looked like he was getting stronger and stronger in the race so he's showing great potential for the future.
Benat has been brought into the team as a climber and he's shown he can do that at a high level. He can climb, he can time trial. A podium finish in his first stage race of the year is really good. We also had Leo top 10 here. Even Kiry showed us why is is the world time trial champion a few times in this race. David, Mikel and everyone rode a really good race."
Stage 1 (ITT) - Benicàssim › Oropesa del Mar POELS Wout GC POELS Wout
Stage 2 - Castellon › Fredes MARTIN Daniel GC POELS Wout
Stage 3 - Sagunto › Alzira GROENEWEGEN Dylan GC POELS Wout
Stage 4 - Orihuela › Xorret del Catí POELS Wout GC POELS Wout
Stage 5 - Valencia › Valencia VANDENBERGH Stijn GC POELS Wout
1 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky
2 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana
3 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Team Sky