Gaudu: I know I won't keep the yellow jersey at the Volta ao Algarve

FARO PORTUGAL FEBRUARY 18 David Gaudu of France and Team Groupama FDJ yellow leader jersey competes during the 48th Volta Ao Algarve 2022 Stage 3 a 2114km stage from Almodvar to Faro VAlgarve2022 on February 18 2022 in Faro Portugal Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) in the leader's yellow jersey during stage 3 of the Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) knows that his hold on the yellow jersey at the Volta ao Algarve after winning stage 2 on the Alto da Fóia is a temporary one.

A shade over twenty miles lie between the start and finish of Saturday's stage 4 time trial, and just one second separates the Frenchman in the overall standings from rouleurs like Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) and Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl). Something has to give.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.