– How will debut in the Giro d’Italia?
-Well, except for the fall. I used the experience of my two laps. He came to support Scarponi and Aru, and if we can play my trump card in any day of mountain, take advantage.
– Personal ambitions?
-Wanting, a stage and be the revelation of the race.
– How to adapt to a new group?
-I have received a great time. I quite understand Italian and I have wrapped more have been Gasparotto and Scarponi.
His performance in Astana contrast with last season at Euskaltel, which seemed stalled.
-Maybe the change of scenery helps a new team … everything influences. Besides, I feel good and I have worked very hard.
(With the Kazakh jersey has achieved the same triumphs in three seasons with Euskaltel, one: a goal up in the Vuelta a Burgos, second in the Giro del Trentino).
– Do you see differences between the two structures?
-Yes. Astana is bigger, with more and more people around media.
– Who decided you?
-My Director, Giuseppe Martinelli, who was interested in my situation. I wanted to sign and I was very flattered. Vinokourov also asked for me. Before coming, I was informed and I think I have hit.
– How disappearance led Euskaltel?
-Supposed a shame for fans of the Basque Country, and colleagues and assistants not found space in the pack. I maintain contact with many of them, especially with Izaguirre brothers.
-Now Basque fans can choose between the teams that have come ashore the oranges.
-Maybe it’s a way to encourage less identifiable, but nice for variety.