Costa takes Portuguese road race title

UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa at the 2020 Tour de Pologne
UAE Team Emirates’ Rui Costa at the 2020 Tour de Pologne (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

UAE Team Emirates' Rui Costa became Portuguese road race champion after outsprinting W52/FC Porto's Daniel Mestre in the city of Gandra on Sunday. It was Costa's second national road race title, having also won it in 2015. The 33-year-old has also twice been the time trial national champion – in 2010 and 2013 – and was the 2013 road race world champion after winning in Florence, Italy, ahead of Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez.

Mestre's W52/FC Porto teammate Francisco Campos took the final place on the podium, finishing 28 seconds down in third, while defending champion José Mendes – also now at W52/FC Porto – was a non-finisher.

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