Michal Kwiatkowski Wins The Tour of Algarve

LISBON, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland held off Spain;s two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Algarve after Briton's Mark Cavendish claimed Sunday's fifth and final stage. Cavendish, who races for the same Omega Pharma team as does Kwiatkowski, prevailed in a dash for the line at the end of the 155.8 kilometre closing ride from Tavira to … [Read more...]

Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 ITT Changes Little

21-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski won by an overwhelming margin in the 13.6km Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 ITT on Friday. Kwiatkowski won by 11 seconds over Adriano Malori (Movistar Team) and was 13 seconds faster than teammate and UCI World TT Champion Tony Martin. Kwiatkowski was three seconds faster than Martin at the intermediate point, and averaged … [Read more...]

Opening Tour of Algarve Stage Ends In Sprint Finish

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LISBON, Feb 19, 2014 (AFP) - Italian rider Sacho Modolo of the Lampre-Merida team won the opening stage of the Tour of the Algarve on Wednesday in a sprint finish, beating his Portuguese teammate Rui Costa on the line. Modolo beat the world champion Costa on the line in Albufeira to lead by a second overall from Cesar Fonte, with Costa four seconds off the pace. Meanwhile, in his … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Targets Tony Martin at Tour of Algarve

LISBON, Feb 18, 2014 (AFP) - Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador and world champion Rui Alberto Costa from Portugal will be hoping to unseat defending champion Tony Martin at this year's Tour of the Algarve which gets underway on Wednesday. The five-stage race is the first race of the year for Contador, whom defending Tour de France champion Christopher Froome has singled out … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Algarve For HTC-Highroad

Tony Martin netted an impressive double victory for HTC-Highroad in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal on Sunday, winning both the final time trial and the overall classification. The German national time trial champion and 2010 World Time Trial bronze medallist completed the 17 kilometre course looping around the city of Portimao in a time of 21 minutes and 53 seconds, five seconds ahead of … [Read more...]

Tour of Algarve Stage 2 Victory Goes To Degenkolb

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German cyclist John Degenkolb (HTC-HighRoad) won Thursday's Second stage of the Tour of Algarve, run between Lagoa and Lagos (southern Portugal). Belgium rider Philippe Gilbert retained the leaders yellow jersey. Degenkolb imposed his will after a hotly contested sprint finishing ahead of American Tyler Farrar, and Australian Michael Matthews. "It was a great win," said Team Director Jan … [Read more...]

Rosseler Wins In Algarve Stage 4

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First Team RadioShack Victory Team RadioShack’s Sébastien Rosseler won the 4th stage in the Tour of Algarve (Portugal) on Saturday. The Belgian was the strongest rider after a solo effort of 28 kilometer in a demanding stage. In Tavira he had 58 seconds advantage to 5 others riders who had been part of his original breakaway. Rosseler was not present in an early breakaway, but jumped to … [Read more...]

Haussler Wins Stage 1 At Tour of Algarve On Contador Return

LISBON, Feb 18, 2009 (AFP) - Germany's Heinrich Haussler won the 173.6km first stage of the Tour of the Algarve cycling race on Wednesday, the day 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador made his return to competition. Earlier Spaniard Contador, both the Tour of Italy and Tour of Spain winner last year, had said he and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong would share the … [Read more...]