Another individual time trial, another disappointing Euskaltel result - or rather lack thereof.
Romain Sicard, the team's best rider overall prior to the seventh stage of the Eneco Tour, a 13,2km race against the clock from Sittard to Geleen, was also the best Euskaltel rider in the crono. The Frenchman couldn't muster better than 55th on the day, though, meaning he's now 34th overall at 1:06 behind overall leader Lars Boom.
Ioannis Tamouridis, who came to the team with a reputation of being quite the time triallist, has enjoyed a successful first year in the WorldTour, but his performances against the clock has left something to be desired. Friday's ride was another case in point - the Greek hero finished up 95th, almost a minute and a half down on stage winner Sylvain Chavanel.
- (1, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), 16:04)
- 55, Romain Sicard, 1:02
- 83, Rubén Pérez, 1:15
- 94, Garikoitz Bravo, 1:24
- 95, Ioannis Tamouridis, s.t.
- 114, Miguel Mínguez, 1:40
- 124, Juan José Lobato, 1:50
- 155, Jon Aberasturi, 2:42
- 156, Jure Kocjan, 19:11