It doesn't matter how impressive you found them; those results count for the points. Fabio Duarte's herculean climb up the Alto del Acebo counts for nothing more than Sobrino's ambling across the line after half the sprinters in a barely-existent sprinter's field crashed the previous day.El Pistolero said:Arroyo got a podium from a big breakaway. All the other things really aren't that impressive to be honest.
We can also count on Soler doing the exact same as last year.
Oh well, Bala Verde will return soon.
These results could have been lucky, it doesn't matter. They got those results, and whether or not you liked it doesn't matter in the eyes of the UCI (or the riders in question). Óscar Pereiro has a yellow jersey at home he'd like to show you if you feel that luck should be discounted from results.