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Volta ao Algarve 2014

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February 19-23 2014

February 22, Stage 4: Almodôvar - Alto do Malhão (Loulé) 164.5km

Contador wins Algarve stage atop Alto do Malhao

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Cycling News
Published:
February 22, 14:04,
Updated:
February 22, 16:32

Costa second, Kwiatkowski holds onto race lead

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins stage 4 of the Volta ao Algarve

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) wins stage 4 of the Volta ao Algarve

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Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) claimed his first win in over a year when he soloed to victory atop the Alto do Malhao at the end of stage 4 of the Volta ao Algarve. Coming just hours after Chris Froome had opened his 2014 account at the Tour of Oman, the victory was an important statement of intent for the new campaign from Contador, who has designs on regaining his status as the world’s top stage race rider.

Aided by a well-drilled Tinkoff-Saxo team, Contador approached the foot of the short, sharp climb near the head of the peloton, and he ripped clear in the final kilometre to claim the win, three seconds ahead of local favourite and world champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) and ten seconds up on overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

“It’s a finish that suits my characteristics,” Contador said of the 2.5km climb, which has an average gradient of almost 9%. “The team worked hard at the front for me and there's no better way to repay them for that job than with a win victory. The climb was too short to make big differences, but ten seconds [over Kwiatkowski] is still a lot of time.”

Contador’s focus on the final climb was on Kwiatkowski, and he tested the Pole out with a brace of probing attacks before landing the decisive blow underneath the red kite. “I launched two accelerations and I saw that Kwiatkowski was in the limit, so I kept going and I was able to finish alone,” he said.

He admitted, however, that overall victory was beyond him, acknowledging that the time lost to Kwiatkowski in Friday’s time trial had left him with too much to do on the Malhao. Even so, Contador will be pleased with his form in his first race of the season, and relieved to have met his own expectations on one of his favourite test sites. Contador won the stage to the Alto do Malhao in 2010, and was second in 2009.

“Of course, everyone would like to win the overall, but Kwiatkowski is very strong and the terrain here is what it is,” Contador said. “But my physical condition is better each day and the work I've done in the winter is well on track.”

Kwiatkowski was happy to defend his advantage over Contador, and said that the pace on the Malhao had been tougher than it was twelve months ago, when he finished 10th behind Sergio Henao (Sky) en route to second place overall. “It was harder than last year, but I worked very well to defend the jersey from Contador and Rui Costa,” Kwiatkowski said. “I think the hardest part is done and tomorrow we just have to be careful not to have an accident.”

Saturday’s stage was animated first by an early break featuring Pablo Lastras (Movistar) and then by an attack from Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) on the first ascent of the Malhao with over 50 kilometres to race. Although the American was reeled in on the descent, his move did have the residual effect of leaving Kwiatkowski with just one teammate – Tony Martin – for company for the remainder of the stage.

A move including Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Bjorn Thurau (Europcar) and Oscar Pujol (Skydive-Dubai) forced its way clear in the final 20 kilometres, but they were swept up by Tinkoff-Saxo on the approach to the base of the Malhao. Once on the climb, Ricardo Vilela was the first man on the offensive, but his move soon fizzled out and Contador took over command at the head of the race.
 

 

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 4:02:08  
2 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:03  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:10  
4 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:00:13  
5 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 0:00:14  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida    
7 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:00:16  
8 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Fdj.Fr    
10 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo    
11 Ricardo Vilela (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
12 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
13 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:00:21  
14 Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:23  
15 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo    
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:27  
17 Arkaitz Duran (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:00:31  
18 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:42  
19 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:44  
20 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team    
21 Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
22 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis    
23 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:00:46  
24 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:48  
25 José Mendes (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 0:00:54  
26 Delio Fernandez (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
27 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo    
28 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida    
29 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo    
30 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:59  
31 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
32 Mario Costa (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:01:04  
33 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:01:11  
34 Bruno Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:01:15  
35 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
36 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
37 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
38 Carlos Oyarzun (Crc) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:01:28  
39 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
40 Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura 0:01:34  
41 César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular 0:01:45  
42 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team    
43 Rafael Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:01:49  
44 Daniel Silva (Por) Radio Popular    
45 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar    
46 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
47 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
48 Chris Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:56  
49 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:02:10  
50 Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo    
51 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
52 Jan Ghyselinck (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
53 Iker Camano (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura 0:02:39  
54 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:02:46  
55 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
56 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:10  
57 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis 0:03:11  
58 Micael Isidoro (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:03:55  
59 Hugo Sancho (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
60 Daniel Mestre (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
61 David Livramento (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
62 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive    
64 Virgilio Santos (Por) Radio Popular    
65 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
66 Samuel Caldeira (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
67 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:02  
68 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:11  
69 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
70 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:04:18  
71 Jan Barta (Tch) Team Netapp - Endura    
72 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura 0:04:20  
73 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura 0:04:22  
74 Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive    
75 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:27  
76 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:04:30  
77 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:04:39  
78 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
79 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:41  
80 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:04:52  
81 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:04:55  
82 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis 0:05:05  
83 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:19  
84 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:21  
85 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:05:42  
86 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:05:44  
87 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:05:53  
88 João Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:07:40  
89 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
90 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:08:12  
91 Ricardo Ferreira (Por) Radio Popular    
92 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:09:35  
93 Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:09:48  
94 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura 0:10:02  
95 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:10:34  
96 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar    
97 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:10:47  
98 Francisco Moreno (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:13:36  
99 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive    
100 Luis Afonso (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
101 Carlos Carneiro (Por) Radio Popular    
102 Rui Vinhas (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
103 Sandro Pinto (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
104 Raul Rubio (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
105 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar    
106 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha    
107 Amaro Antunes (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
108 Federico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular    
109 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
110 Victor Valinho (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
111 Nuno Matos (Por) Radio Popular    
112 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
113 Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
114 Ramon Domene (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
115 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
116 André Mourato (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
117 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
118 Jempi Drucker (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
119 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Fdj.Fr    
120 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
121 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Rusvelo    
122 Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis    
123 Raul Alarcon (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
124 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.Fr    
125 Casimiro Henrique (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
126 Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
127 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
128 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
129 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
130 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Fdj.Fr    
131 Luis Fernandes (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
132 Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo    
133 Celio Sousa (Por) Radio Popular    
134 Meher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
135 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive    
136 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:13:46  
137 Daniel Freitas (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
138 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis    
139 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:13:48  
140 Pedro Paulinho (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:13:49  
141 Juan Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team    
142 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis 0:13:51  
143 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis 0:13:58  
144 Lucas Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team    
145 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:14:01  
146 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:14:03  
147 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:10  
148 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:14:11  
149 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:14:24  
150 Bruno Sancho (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim    
151 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis 0:14:31  
152 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:14:38  
153 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:52  
154 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:07  
155 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida    
156 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 25  pts
2 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 20  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 16  
4 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 13  
5 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 10  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida 8  
7 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 6  
8 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 4  
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Fdj.Fr 2  
10 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo 1  
Sprint 1, km 30.6
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 3  pts
2 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
3 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Cortelha
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 3  pts
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.Fr 2  
3 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Mountain 1 - Alto do Malhao (Cat. 2)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 9  pts
2 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura 7  
3 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
4 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 3  
5 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis 1  
Mountain 2 (Cat. 3) km. 153
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 5  pts
2 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 3  
3 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto do Malhao (Cat. 2)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 9  pts
2 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 7  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 5  
4 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 3  
5 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 12:07:19  
2 OFM Quinta Da Lixa 0:00:05  
3 Lampre-Merida 0:00:16  
4 RusVelo 0:00:38  
5 Movistar Team 0:01:15  
6 Team Katusha 0:01:40  
7 Team Netapp - Endura 0:01:47  
8 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:49  
9 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:02:01  
10 Efapel Glassdrive 0:03:37  
11 Team Europcar 0:04:51  
12 La Aluminios - Antarte 0:06:02  
13 Radio Popular 0:06:34  
14 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:05  
15 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:08:25  
16 FDJ.fr 0:08:30  
17 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:13:00  
18 Banco BIC-Carmim 0:14:35  
19 Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:19:20  
20 Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:21:15  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 13:05:50  
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:16  
3 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:00:29  
4 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:01:10  
5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:29  
6 Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:01:30  
7 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:01:32  
8 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida    
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 0:01:38  
10 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:01:41  
11 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:01:48  
12 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Rusvelo 0:01:51  
13 Ricardo Vilela (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:01:53  
14 Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:01:54  
15 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:56  
16 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:10  
17 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:25  
18 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 0:02:41  
19 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis 0:02:53  
20 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:09  
21 Arkaitz Duran (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:03:19  
22 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:29  
23 José Mendes (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 0:03:31  
24 Sergey Lagutin (Rus) Rusvelo 0:03:32  
25 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida    
26 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:03:42  
27 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:03:46  
28 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:56  
29 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:09  
30 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo 0:04:20  
31 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:04:30  
32 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:43  
33 Delio Fernandez (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:04:44  
34 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:46  
35 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:47  
36 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:02  
37 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:03  
38 Carlos Oyarzun (Crc) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:05:04  
39 Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:08  
40 Mario Costa (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa    
41 Jan Ghyselinck (Lux) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:05:28  
42 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:05:56  
43 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 0:06:05  
44 Sergey Klimov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:06:20  
45 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis 0:06:26  
46 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:37  
47 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura 0:06:58  
48 Jan Barta (Tch) Team Netapp - Endura 0:07:03  
49 Heiner Parra (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:07:08  
50 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:07:21  
51 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:44  
52 Garikoitz Bravo (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:07:58  
53 Daniel Mestre (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:08:04  
54 Alberto Losada (Spa) Team Katusha 0:08:05  
55 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:08:24  
56 Bruno Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:08:31  
57 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:08:34  
58 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:50  
59 Víctor De La Parte (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:09:26  
60 Iker Camano (Spa) Team Netapp - Endura 0:09:59  
61 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:10:11  
62 Chris Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:11:00  
63 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura 0:11:21  
64 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:11:24  
65 Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura 0:11:45  
66 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:13:10  
67 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:13:37  
68 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:14:06  
69 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:15:18  
70 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:15:20  
71 Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:15:22  
72 Rafael Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:15:40  
73 César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular 0:15:55  
74 David Livramento (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:16:24  
75 Daniel Silva (Por) Radio Popular 0:16:26  
76 Juan Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:27  
77 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:16:29  
78 Jempi Drucker (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:16:47  
79 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:17:03  
80 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:17:13  
81 Samuel Caldeira (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:17:18  
82 Hugo Sancho (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:17:31  
83 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:17:37  
84 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:17:49  
85 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis    
86 Micael Isidoro (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:17:55  
87 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:17:59  
88 Virgilio Santos (Por) Radio Popular    
89 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis 0:18:07  
90 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:18:19  
91 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Lampre-Merida 0:18:20  
92 Federico Figueiredo (Por) Radio Popular 0:18:25  
93 Amaro Antunes (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:18:40  
94 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:18:47  
95 Nuno Matos (Por) Radio Popular 0:19:18  
96 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:19:30  
97 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 0:19:58  
98 Rui Vinhas (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:20:05  
99 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 0:20:08  
100 João Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:21:27  
101 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:22:35  
102 Ricardo Ferreira (Por) Radio Popular 0:22:41  
103 Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:23:28  
104 Adil Jelloul (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:23:29  
105 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 0:23:36  
106 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:23:54  
107 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura 0:23:58  
108 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:24:09  
109 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:25:29  
110 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team 0:26:14  
111 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:26:31  
112 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:26:38  
113 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:26:45  
114 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:26:46  
115 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis 0:26:49  
116 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 0:26:54  
117 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:26:55  
118 Rafaa Chtioui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:26:56  
119 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Fdj.Fr 0:27:00  
120 Igor Boev (Rus) Rusvelo 0:27:15  
121 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:27:25  
122 Pedro Paulinho (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
123 Victor Valinho (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas    
124 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 0:27:26  
125 Raul Alarcon (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:27:32  
126 Luis Afonso (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:27:34  
127 Jérémy Bescond (Fra) Cofidis 0:27:35  
128 Daniel Freitas (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte    
129 Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:27:39  
130 Francisco Moreno (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:27:49  
131 Casimiro Henrique (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:27:51  
132 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:27:56  
133 Sandro Pinto (Por) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:27:57  
134 Raul Rubio (Spa) Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:27:58  
135 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis 0:28:02  
136 Lucas Haedo (Arg) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:28:06  
137 Ramon Domene (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:28:32  
138 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:28:38  
139 Luis Fernandes (Por) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 0:29:04  
140 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:30:28  
141 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:30:38  
142 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:30:39  
143 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:32:58  
144 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:33:02  
145 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:33:14  
146 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis 0:33:42  
147 André Mourato (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:33:50  
148 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:34:21  
149 Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 0:34:28  
150 Bruno Sancho (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 0:34:52  
151 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 0:34:53  
152 Meher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:34:56  
153 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:34:57  
154 Carlos Carneiro (Por) Radio Popular 0:35:10  
155 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:35:23  
156 Celio Sousa (Por) Radio Popular 0:36:19  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 60  pts
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 41  
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 41  
4 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 26  
5 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 25  
6 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 16  
7 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.Fr 14  
8 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida 14  
9 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 13  
10 Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar 13  
11 César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular 12  
12 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Fdj.Fr 12  
13 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 10  
14 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 10  
15 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Team Katusha 8  
16 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 6  
17 Luis Afonso (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 6  
18 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Rusvelo 5  
19 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 4  
20 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis 4  
21 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura 4  
22 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
23 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
24 Bruno Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 2  
25 Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
26 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.Fr 2  
27 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 2  
28 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
29 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 2  
30 Juan Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
31 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 10  pts
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 10  
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 9  
4 Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 9  
5 Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida 7  
6 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura 7  
7 Eduard Prades (Spa) OFM - Quinta Da Lixa 6  
8 Bruno Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 6  
9 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
10 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
11 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar 3  
12 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 3  
13 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida 1  
14 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura 1  
15 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 1  
16 César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular 1  
17 Cédric Pineau (Fra) Fdj.Fr 1  
18 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 César Fonte (Por) Radio Popular 12  pts
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Fdj.Fr 6  
3 Diego Rubio (Spa) Efapel - Glassdrive 6  
4 Luis Afonso (Por) La Aluminios - Antarte 6  
5 Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis 4  
6 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
7 Bruno Silva (Por) Efapel - Glassdrive 2  
8 Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.Fr 2  
9 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 2  
10 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar 2  
11 Valter Pereira (Por) Banco Bic - Carmim 2  
12 Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lampre-Merida 39:23:04  
2 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:33  
3 OFM Quinta Da Lixa 0:01:10  
4 Movistar Team 0:01:14  
5 Team Katusha 0:01:26  
6 RusVelo 0:01:35  
7 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:03:11  
8 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:20  
9 Team Netapp - Endura 0:04:09  
10 Efapel Glassdrive 0:10:38  
11 Team Europcar 0:10:41  
12 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:11:20  
13 FDJ.fr 0:14:05  
14 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:22  
15 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:17:29  
16 Radio Popular 0:25:32  
17 Banco BIC-Carmim 0:28:06  
18 La Aluminios - Antarte 0:28:14  
19 Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team 0:40:46  
20 Louletano - Dunas Douradas 0:49:23  

 

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kevinzamora 5 months ago
Good, AC seems on track to being highly competitive in July. Kwiatkowski deserves that overall victory, such a talented youn rider, by far my favorite for the white jersey!
oldcrank 5 months ago
The hard work Albert did on Tenerife in late January is paying dividends now.
unc_sammy 5 months ago
Contador and Froome each won a queen stage today. . . an early indication to a 1 on 1 duel in July.
qwerty12 5 months ago
i second that.
DjangoFurioso 5 months ago
All of the big guns appear to showing good early form.
kevinzamora 5 months ago
Dont rule out Valverde, he's not just flying, he's beating Porte and most of Sky's TDF roster! This year's Tour should be an awesome one if those three and Nibali keep building up like that until July.
Manuel Schoel 5 months ago
What about Nibali? I think in July he will also be in form.
maplethedog 5 months ago
For sure, Contador, Froome, and Nibali all appear on track for their respective campaigns. I hope they all stay healthy in the lead up to July, should be a great Tour!!
maplethedog 5 months ago
But Valverde? I don't know about that, Costa will be bigger threat in the future than Valverde...
kevinzamora 5 months ago
Maybe in the future, but this year AV looks really good
taborpolkadots 5 months ago
Whew, it's been a long time coming!
Juan Geovany Carrazana 5 months ago
Bang bang bang El pistolero is back, can't wait until July
rickpaulos 4 months ago
Has anyone ever told him how offensive that gesture is? Try that in New York City and the police will return fire with live ammunition 100x over. And it is not just NYC, faking gun shots has gotten people killed by police in countless places.
Cance > TheRest 5 months ago
Good showing! Good sign!
london knight 5 months ago
chris horner 7th!
taborpolkadots 5 months ago
Eduard Prades 4th!!! Lance Armstrong banned for life!!!
sbroaddus 5 months ago
Eduard who? Lance Armstrong?
Martin Higgins 5 months ago
I AM SO SO HAPPY.....my boy AC is back
TANK91 5 months ago
Id wait 4 the mtf 1st. in TA
qwerty12 5 months ago
i think it's safe to say HE'S BACK.
GoatHerd 5 months ago
Cue the irritating pistol routine.
Cance > TheRest 5 months ago
AC as I like him. Firing the pistol each time he wins. Been some time since we lost saw the smoke of that pistol, but hopefully this is just the beginning!
Dan Vella 5 months ago
His pistol has been firing blanks lately!
Mark Schwitau 5 months ago
Compared to US football players and NBA players celebrating with huge displays every time they make a simple play .... This pistol shot after 6 hours on the road is not tooooo bad.
ConorK 5 months ago
El Pistolero for the Tour!!!