The team ended up 18th in the team time trial worlds in Firenze on Sunday.
As a team infamously at unease in collective races against the clock, the result is likely to please the team heads. Euskaltel ended up 18th out of the 35 teams present, finishing four minutes down on winners Orica-GreenEdge.
Ioannis Tamouridis, Ion Izagirre, Gorka Verdugo et al. were only narrowly beaten by Lampre-Meride, but did succeed in besting the likes of Agr2-La Mondiale and MTN Qhubeka.
Over in France, eight Euskaltel riders took on the GP Isbergues.
Arnaud Démare came out tops in the mass sprint, Steffen Radochla in 23rd being the team's top-placed rider.
Juan José Oroz, 18th on Saturday in GP Impanis - Van Petegem, crashed and had to abandon the race. It's unknown at this moment in time how seriously injured he is.
- (1, Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr), 4:34:05)
- 23, Steffen Radochla, s.t.
- 45, Garikoitz Bravo, s.t.
- 47, Jon Aberasturi, s.t.
- 106, Miguel Mínguez, 4:55