Guardini victorious in Viseu

Ribeiro reclaims leader's jersey

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini / Neri) won the sprint finish to Viseu on stage 5 as Sergio Ribeiro (Barbot-Epafel) regained the overall lead courtesy of time bonuses. Guardini, who many tip as a star of the future had too much acceleration in the finale for Ribiero and Benjamin Giraud (Velo Club La Pomme Marseille). It was win number ten for Guardini who already boasts victories in Langkawi, Turkey and Qatar.

"The Volta so far has been very hard for me," said Guardini. "Today though, the stage was a little easier, and it favoured the sprinters a little more. I just thought about hanging on and when we got to the finish I did a great sprint."

In the general classification Sergio Ribiero surprised many to take second on the stage and with it, reclaimed the yellow jersey. He now leads second place Hernani Broco (LA Antarte) by 8 seconds.

"I've been saying from the start that this team has only one aim and that is to win in Lisbon," Ribiero said after the stage. "We're going to try like we did today - everyday. I'm in yellow today but the team has plenty of options. We'll see what happens in the days ahead."

The 150.3km stage to Viseu was the shortest of this year's Volta and the action began in earnest. Attacks went early but they were all brought break or neutralised with the effort of the Barbot-Epafel team who were eager to set up Ribiero in the day's opening intermediate sprint.

In the final 50km a group of three built a small advantage but ultimately they were brought back for the predicted sprint, and it was Guardini who took the victory.

Full Results
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli3:44:02 
2Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
3Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
4Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
5Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team  
6Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural  
7Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
8Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira-Prio  
9Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda - Boavista  
10Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
11Danail Petrov (Bul) Konya Torku Seker Spor - Vivelo  
12Bruno Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte  
13Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Spa) Onda - Boavista  
14Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
15Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
16Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
17César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
18Bruno Saraiva (Por) Portugal  
19José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
20Rubén Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural  
21Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
22Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
23Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
24Justin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
25André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira-Prio  
26Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
27Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio  
28António Carvalho (Por) Portugal  
29Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
30Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural  
31Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
32Nelson Victorino (Por) Tavira-Prio  
33Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda - Boavista  
34Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural  
35Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte  
36Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
37Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Portugal  
38David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira-Prio  
39Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte  
40Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
41Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
42Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
43Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
44Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte  
45Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda - Boavista  
46Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte  
47Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
48Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
49Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
50Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Onda - Boavista  
51Toms Skujins (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
52Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
53Joao Cabreira (Por) Onda - Boavista  
54Daniel Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio  
55Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
56Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
57Luís Afonso (Por) Portugal  
58Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team  
59Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Tavira-Prio  
60Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural  
61Célio Sousa (Por) Onda - Boavista  
62Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team  
63Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural  
64Henrique Casimiro (Por) Tavira-Prio  
65Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
66Hélder Leal (Por) Portugal  
67Valter Coutinho (Por) Portugal  
68Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
69Micael Isidoro (Por) Portugal  
70Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
71Guilherme Lourenço (Por) Portugal  
72Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Chipotle Development Team  
73Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
74Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte  
75Paul Kneppers (Ned) Caja Rural  
76Thomas Tiozzo (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
77Daniel Diaz (Arg) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:33 
78Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
79Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
80Joni Brandão (Por) Portugal0:01:06 
81Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:01:40 
82Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:51 
83Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Tavira-Prio0:01:57 
84Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
85Rui Vinhas (Por) LA - Antarte  
86Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
87Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
88David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
89Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
90Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
91Thomas Dekker (Ned) Chipotle Development Team  
92Bruno Antonio Ferreira Pinto (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:03:16 
93Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
94Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:03:36 
95Carlos Baltazar (Por) Barbot - Efapel  
96Alberto Morras Fernandez (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:06:30 
97Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
98Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD  
99Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:07:48 
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli25pts
2Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel20 
3Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille16 
4Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team13 
5Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team10 
6Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural8 
7Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team6 
8Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira-Prio4 
9Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda - Boavista2 
10Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel1 
Mountain 1 - Penalva Do Castelo (Cat. 4)
1Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3pts
2Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural2 
3Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural1 
1Chipotle Development Team11:12:06 
2Barbot - Efapel  
3Itera - Katusha  
4Onda - Boavista  
5Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
6Caja Rural  
8Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille  
9Lampre - ISD  
11LA - Antarte  
12Andalucia Caja Granada  
General classification after stage 5
1Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel22:03:52 
2Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte0:00:08 
3Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio0:00:24 
4André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira-Prio0:00:25 
5Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte0:00:33 
6Nelson Victorino (Por) Tavira-Prio0:00:38 
7Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:00:45 
8Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:00:53 
9Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:00:58 
10Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda - Boavista0:01:00 
11Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda - Boavista0:01:12 
12Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:15 
13Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:01:20 
14Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:01:35 
15Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte0:01:38 
16Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:39 
17Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:01:56 
18Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:02:03 
19Joao Cabreira (Por) Onda - Boavista0:02:10 
20Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:02:17 
21David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira-Prio0:02:45 
22Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:02:53 
23Danail Petrov (Bul) Konya Torku Seker Spor - Vivelo0:03:54 
24César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:04:33 
25Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:40 
26Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team0:04:59 
27Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:05:18 
28Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:05:23 
29Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural0:05:46 
30Rubén Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:10 
31Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Chipotle Development Team0:06:41 
32Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
33Guilherme Lourenço (Por) Portugal0:08:20 
34Micael Isidoro (Por) Portugal0:08:57 
35Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:09:33 
36Joni Brandão (Por) Portugal0:10:56 
37Paul Kneppers (Ned) Caja Rural0:11:04 
38Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte0:11:12 
39Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:11:25 
40Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Portugal0:11:45 
41Henrique Casimiro (Por) Tavira-Prio0:13:08 
42Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:13:29 
43Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:32 
44Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:15:33 
45Célio Sousa (Por) Onda - Boavista0:15:48 
46Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:16:26 
47Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:16:48 
48Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:17:50 
49José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:17:52 
50Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:18:31 
51Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:19:42 
52Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:20:10 
53Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:21:15 
54Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:23:43 
55Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural  
56Thomas Tiozzo (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:23:47 
57Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural0:24:14 
58Hélder Leal (Por) Portugal0:24:42 
59Valter Coutinho (Por) Portugal0:25:07 
60Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:25:50 
61Thomas Dekker (Ned) Chipotle Development Team0:25:58 
62Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:26:04 
63Rui Vinhas (Por) LA - Antarte0:26:15 
64Luís Afonso (Por) Portugal0:27:18 
65Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:27:22 
66Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Tavira-Prio0:27:23 
67Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte0:27:24 
68Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:27:26 
69Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:27:29 
70Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:28:10 
71Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:28:22 
72Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:28:29 
73Daniel Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio0:29:09 
74Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Tavira-Prio0:29:49 
75Bruno Saraiva (Por) Portugal0:29:55 
76Daniel Diaz (Arg) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:30:02 
77Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel0:31:08 
78Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:32:04 
79Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:32:49 
80Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira-Prio0:32:50 
81Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:33:04 
82Antonio Filipe Oliveira Amorim (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:34:35 
83Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:35:01 
84Toms Skujins (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:35:38 
85António Carvalho (Por) Portugal0:36:39 
86Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:36:48 
87David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural0:36:57 
88Bruno Antonio Ferreira Pinto (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:37:08 
89Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural0:39:11 
90Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team0:41:36 
91Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:45:21 
92Carlos Baltazar (Por) Barbot - Efapel0:47:32 
93Alberto Morras Fernandez (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:48:21 
94Bruno Matos Sancho (Por) LA - Antarte0:48:52 
95Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:52:21 
96Justin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille1:03:17 
97Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD1:13:21 
98Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1:14:13 
99Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1:33:11 
Points classification
1Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel93pts
2Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD56 
3Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte43 
4Nelson Victorino (Por) Tavira-Prio32 
5André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira-Prio31 
6Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada28 
7Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio26 
8Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli25 
9Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli25 
10Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team19 
11Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural18 
12Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte16 
13Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille16 
14António Carvalho (Por) Portugal16 
15Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel14 
16Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha14 
17Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli12 
18Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot - Efapel12 
19Danail Petrov (Bul) Konya Torku Seker Spor - Vivelo10 
20Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team10 
21Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille8 
22David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira-Prio8 
23José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
24Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha7 
25Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural7 
26Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural6 
27Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada6 
28Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot - Efapel6 
29Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte6 
30Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team6 
31Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada5 
32Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira-Prio4 
33Justin Jules (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille4 
34Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte3 
35Raul Alarcon Garcia (Spa) Barbot - Efapel3 
36David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural3 
37Alejandro Marque Porto (Spa) Onda - Boavista3 
38Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille3 
39Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda - Boavista2 
40Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Onda - Boavista2 
41César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel2 
42Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Portugal2 
43Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team1 
44Rui Vinhas (Por) LA - Antarte1 
45Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD1 
Mountains classification
1Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural27pts
2Hernani Broco (Por) LA - Antarte19 
3André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira-Prio15 
4Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Efapel13 
5Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio13 
6Nelson Victorino (Por) Tavira-Prio10 
7David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira-Prio10 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD10 
9David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural10 
10Virgilio Martins Dos Santos (Por) LA - Antarte9 
11Joni Brandão (Por) Portugal8 
12César Fonte (Por) Barbot - Efapel7 
13Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli7 
14Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada5 
15Carlos Baltazar (Por) Barbot - Efapel5 
16Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha5 
17Rubén Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural5 
18Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot - Efapel4 
19Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli4 
20Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3 
21Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda - Boavista3 
22Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Portugal3 
23Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille2 
24Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural2 
25Marcio Barbosa (Por) LA - Antarte2 
26Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille2 
27Daniel Mestre (Por) Tavira-Prio2 
28Joao Cabreira (Por) Onda - Boavista1 
29Manuel Ortega Ocana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
30Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Young riders classification
1Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural22:05:07 
2Bruno Silva (Por) LA - Antarte0:00:23 
3Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:25 
4Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team0:03:44 
5Robbie Squire (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:04:03 
6Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Chipotle Development Team0:05:26 
7Guilherme Lourenço (Por) Portugal0:07:05 
8Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:08:18 
9Joni Brandão (Por) Portugal0:09:41 
10Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Portugal0:10:30 
11Higinio Fernández (Spa) Caja Rural0:12:17 
12José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:16:37 
13Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:18:27 
14Valter Coutinho (Por) Portugal0:23:52 
15Luís Afonso (Por) Portugal0:26:03 
16Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:26:07 
17Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:26:14 
18Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:27:14 
19Daniel Diaz (Arg) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:28:47 
20Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:30:49 
21Robert Bush (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:31:34 
22Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:31:49 
23Toms Skujins (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:34:23 
24António Carvalho (Por) Portugal0:35:24 
25David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural0:35:42 
26Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team0:40:21 
27Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Spa) Onda - Boavista0:44:06 
28Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli1:12:58 
Teams classification
2LA - Antarte0:00:50 
3Barbot - Efapel0:00:52 
4Onda - Boavista0:02:01 
5Andalucia Caja Granada0:09:37 
6Caja Rural0:11:19 
7Chipotle Development Team0:13:58 
8Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:18:32 
9Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli0:20:48 
10Itera - Katusha0:20:56 
12Lampre - ISD0:30:24 


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