Euskaltel put on a combative display in Tuesday's Binche-Chimay-Binche one-day race.
Óscar Guerrero's boys were present in the breaks from the off and managed to place four riders in the top 30.
While no orange riders were close to challenging Reinardt Janse van Rensburg for the win, Ioannis Tamouridis made it into the deciding 16-man move to clinch a notable 14th. Just a few seconds further back were Jon Aberasturi in 22nd, Peio Bilbao in 24th and Miguel Mínguez in 30th.
Up on Thursday for the same batch of riders in Paris-Bourges.
- (1, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (Argos-Shimano), 4:10:24)
- 14, Ioannis Tamouridis, 0:04
- 22, Jon Aberasturi, 0:12
- 24, Peio Bilbao, 0:14
- 30, Miguel Mínguez, s.t.
- 38, Adrián Sáez, 0:19
- 100, Ricardo Mestre, 5:15
- DNF: Steffen Radochla, Robert Vrecer