Upon unveiling Euskaltel's chosen nine for the Tour de France on Monday, team boss Igor González de Galdeano seemed keen to downplay expectations.
"A stage win is the goal" and "we aim to be aggressive" were, as per tradition, the responses to questions about the team's goals at the biggest bike race on earth. Talking to Bilbao-based daily El Correo, though, he revealed he's got designs on two of the jerseys on offer.
"We'll fight for the white jersey of best young rider with Ion Izagirre", he said of the youngest of the Izagirres, set to make his debut in the race. "And with Antón and Nieve we'll fight for the mountains jersey".
Antón admitted to this website that the can see himself wearing polkadots in the future last week, explaining what a big triumph Sánchez's triumph in that particular competition meant to the team back in 2011.
Having taken part in the Tour de France every year since 2001, that climber's jersey is somewhat surprisingly the only jersey the team's ever won. In the Vuelta and the Giro, the team has never conquered one.