Oliveira dominates to claim first elite championship

Team RadioShack's Nelson Oliveira took the gold medal at the Portuguese time trial championships in Pataias. The 22-year-old RadioShack rider covered the 34km course in 42:18 to top silver medalist Hugo Sabido (LA-Antarte) by 1:01, with Sabido's teammate Ermani Broco claiming bronze 1:26 back.

In his first year as a professional rider Nelson Oliveira impressed already in last week's closing time trial in the Tour de Suisse in Schaffhausen where he finished fourth behind Fabian Cancellara and RadioShack teammates Andreas Klöden and Levi Leipheimer.

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Full Results
1Nelson Oliveira (Team RadioShack)0:42:18
2Hugo Sabido (LA/Antarte)0:01:01
3Hernâni Brôco (LA/Antarte)0:01:26
4Ricardo Vilela (ONDA)0:01:29
5Ricardo Mestre (Tavira/Prio)0:01:32
6Sérgio Sousa (Barbot/Efapel)0:01:39
7Rui Sousa (Barbot/Efapel)0:01:41
8Filipe Cardoso (Barbot/Efapel)0:01:51
9Hélder Oliveira (ONDA)0:02:01
10José Mendes (CCC/Polsat)0:02:02
11Mário Costa (Louletano/Loulé Concelho)0:02:03
12Bruno Silva (LA/Antarte)0:02:46
13Daniel Mestre (Tavira/Prio)0:02:52
14João Cabreira (ONDA)0:03:02
15Nelson Vitorino (Tavira/Prio)0:03:30
16Sergio Ribeiro (Barbot/Efapel)0:03:35
17André Cardoso (Tavira/Prio)0:04:06
18Alfredo Hernandez (Swift/Carboom/Prototype)0:08:02

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