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February 15/17 14:17 pm - De Vos in Climbers Lead after stage 1 of Volta ao Algarve


Posted by Editoress on 02/15/17
 

Colombian Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Quick-Step Floors) won the first stage of the 43rd Volta ao Algarve, a 182.9 kilometre flat stage that started in Albufeira and ended in a thrilling sprint in Lagos.

Fernando Gaviria’s third victory of the season was built on the Colombian’s physical power and with the collective work of his team, QuickStep Floors. Already in the last hundred metres, Matteo Trentin, attacked destabilizing the work of the remaining formations. With this move, Gaviria only had to concentrate on the more direct rivals, firing it into the last 100 metres.

Fernando Gaviria took his place in front of two other great sprinters, German André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) and Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis).

The win in Lagos, before an enthusiastic crowd, left Fernando Gaviria in possession of the Camisola Amarela (Yellow Jersey) Turismo do Algarve. He will start on Thursday with a 1 second advantage in the General Classification over German Christoph Pfingsten (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 4 seconds ahead of another German, André Greipel.

The stage began in Albufeira and five men did not wait long to attack. Christoph Pfingsten (Bora-hansgrohe), Justin Oien (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Brian van Goethem (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij), Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) and João Benta (RP- Boavista) went to the front within the first kilometres.

Adam de Vos was the first to pass on the only mountain of the day, at Picota, at kilometre 22. He secured the Liberty Seguros Blue Jersey, which rewards the best climber.

Twenty-five kilometres from the finish, the escapees were caught in the peloton. The win by Fernando Gaviria assured the Colombian three leaderships. In addition to the “camisola amarela” (Yellow Jersey), he also takes the Red Jersey Cofidis (Points classification) and the White Sicasal Jersey (Best young rider). Quick-Step Floors is leading the Team General Classification.

The second stage on Thursday, should change the general classification. The peloton will ride 189.3 kilometres between Lagoa and Alto de Fóia in Monchique, with the finish line a first category climb. It will be the first test between the favourites of the GC.

“It’s my third win of the year, the first of this season in Europe. It’s important to start earning early in the year, that give us confidence for the next races. It was a long sprint before prominent experts like Greipel, Bouhanni or Degenkolb. I am happy to give another victory to my team and wear the yellow jersey in the Volta ao Algarve. After Algarve, my next objetive is the National Championships in Colombia. But here I still hope to take a victory in the fourth stage.”
Fernando Gaviria

“My main goal for the stage was to fight for the mountains classification and the sprints. It’s only my second race of the year, but the sensations were good and the break was successful. I’ll try to defend this jersey for another day, but it will be very difficult considering the level of this peloton.”
Adam De Vos

Results from the first stage in Portugal

Stage 1: Albufeira to Lagos, 182.9 km
1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) Quick-Step Floors 4:28:31
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
3 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
4 Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
5 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
6 Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
7 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
8 Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
9 Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Team Sky
10 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
11 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) Manzana Postobon
12 Luis Mendonça (Por) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
13 Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
14 Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
15 Rafael Silva (Por) Efapel
16 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
17 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
18 Oscar Hernandez Martinez (Esp) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
19 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team
20 Rúben Guerreiro (Por) Trek-Segafredo
21 Eric Young (USA) Rally Cycling
22 Alejandro Marque Porto (Esp) Sporting / Tavira
23 Fábio Silvestre (Por) Sporting / Tavira
24 Marc Sarreau (Fra) FDJ
25 Xuban Errazquin (Esp) RP - Boavista
26 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
27 Dylan Page (Sui) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
28 Wouter Wippert (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
29 Filipe Cardoso (Por) RP - Boavista
30 Colin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
31 Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
32 Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
33 Antonio Angulo Sampedro (Esp) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
34 Jetse Bol (Ned) Manzana Postobon
35 Juan Felipe Osorio Arboleda (Col) Manzana Postobon
36 Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
37 Vicente Garcia De Mateos Rubio (Esp) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
38 Luis León Sanchez (Esp) Astana Pro Team
39 M a x i m i l i a n o A r i e l Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors
40 César Fonte (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
41 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors
42 Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
43 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team
44 Shaun-Nick Bester (RSA) Sporting / Tavira
45 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ
46 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team
47 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
48 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) FDJ
49 Jesus Ezquerra (Esp) Sporting / Tavira
50 Andre Looij (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
51 Edgar Pinto (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
52 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
53 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
54 João Matias (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
55 Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Esp) Movistar Team
56 Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
57 Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
58 Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
59 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
60 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
61 Amaro Antunes (Por) W52/FC Porto
62 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
63 Richard Carapaz Montenegro (Ecu) Movistar Team
64 Michal Golas (Pol) Team Sky
65 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
66 Ricardo Mestre (Por) W52/FC Porto
67 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
68 Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Astana Pro Team
69 Daniel Sanchez Cidoncha (Esp) RP - Boavista
70 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
71 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
72 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
73 Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team
74 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Hansgrohe
75 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension Data
76 Domingos Goncalves (Por) RP - Boavista
77 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Sporting / Tavira
78 Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
79 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
80 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
81 Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
82 Dion Smith (NZl) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
83 Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling
84 Jaime Roson (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
85 Danny Pate (USA) Rally Cycling
86 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
87 Sepp Kuss (USA) Rally Cycling
88 Omar Fraile (Esp) Dimension Data
89 Samuel Blanco Prol (Esp) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
90 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Esp) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
91 Hernando Bohorquez Sanchez (Col) Manzana Postobon
92 Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
93 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
94 Daniel Mestre (Por) Efapel
95 Mads Würtz Schmidt (Den) Katusha-Alpecin
96 Enric Mas (Esp) Quick-Step Floors
97 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors
98 Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Katusha-Alpecin
99 David Livramento (Por) Sporting / Tavira
100 Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
101 Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
102 Raul Alarcon Garcia (Esp) W52/FC Porto
103 Hélder Ferreira (Por) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
104 João Benta (Por) RP - Boavista
105 Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp) Movistar Team
106 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
107 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal
108 José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin
109 Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling
110 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
111 Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
112 Mateo Garcia Castañeda (Col) Efapel
113 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
114 Nuno Almeida (Por) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
115 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
116 Matteo Dal-Cin (Can) Rally Cycling
117 Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
118 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
119 Pello Bilbao Lopez de Armentia (Esp) Astana Pro Team
120 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
121 Aldemar Reyes Ortega (Col) Manzana Postobon
122 David Gaudu (Fra) FDJ
123 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) FDJ
124 Alvaro Trueba Diego (Esp) Efapel
125 Pablo Guerrero Bonilla (Esp) RP - Boavista
126 Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
127 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Manzana Postobon
128 Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
129 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data
130 Héctor Carretero Millan (Esp) Movistar Team
131 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal
132 Luis Afonso (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
133 Rui Vinhas (Por) W52/FC Porto
134 Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
135 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
136 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
137 Nuno Matos (Por) Movistar Team
138 António Barbio (Por) Efapel
139 H e r n a n R i c a r d o Aguirre Caipa (Col) Manzana Postobon
140 Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac
141 Sérgio Paulinho (Por) Efapel
142 Luis Gomes (Por) RP - Boavista
143 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky
144 Jesus Del Pino Corrochano (Esp) Efapel
145 Jóni Brandão (Por) Sporting / Tavira
146 António Carvalho (Por) W52/FC Porto
147 Antonio Piedra Perez (Esp) Manzana Postobon
148 Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe
149 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal
150 Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
151 Victor Etxeberria Carrasco (Esp) RP - Boavista
152 Antonio Pedrero (Esp) Movistar Team
153 Ben King (USA) Dimension Data
154 Gregory Rast (Sui) Trek-Segafredo
155 Aleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
156 Hugo Sancho (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack
157 Justin Oien (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
158 Moreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team
159 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin
160 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
161 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Efapel
162 Jacobo Ucha Rodriguez (Esp) W52/FC Porto
163 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
164 Pedro Paulinho (Por) Louletano - Hospital de Loule
165 Oscar Brea (Por) Sporting / Tavira
166 Josu Zabala Lopez (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
167 Joaquim Silva (Por) W52/FC Porto
168 Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij
169 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
170 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
171 Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal
172 Tiago Ferreira (Por) W52/FC Porto
173 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
174 Jimmy Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
175 Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
176 Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal
177 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits all s.t.
178 Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:29
179 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac 0:49
180 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:51
181 Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ 0:54
182 Zulmiro Magalhães (Por) LA / Metalusa Blackjack 0:57
183 Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij 1:00
184 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data 1:03
185 Sandro Pinto (Por) Louletano - Hospital de Loule 1:19
186 Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky s.t.
187 Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 1:47
188 Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
189 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo both s.t.
190 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac 1:53
191 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
192 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling 2:17
193 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 2:53
194 Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo s.t.
195 Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 2:56
196 Brian Van Goethem (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij 5:05
 
Climber GC
1 Adam de Vos (Can) Rally Cycling 4 pts
2 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 3
3 João Benta (Por) RP - Boavista 2

 

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