Today we lost one ranking in a tough stage with arrival in Sierra de Panda, but at least I and my team have tried hard to make the selection, first with Carlstroem, then Kreuzinger and Zaugg. In the end I gave in a little bit on Valverde and also lost a position in favor of Sanchez, Olympic champion in Beijing.
General Classification: 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) in 60h30'53 "2. Robert Gesink (Ned, Rabobank) at 00'31" 3. Samuel Sanchez (Spa, Euskaltel) at 01'10 "4. Ivan Basso (Ita) 01'28" 5. Cadel Evans (Aus) at 01'51 "