The last week has been quite prolific in cycling races. Now we have counted the victory of Froome in Oman, or cakewalk Valverde Andalusia, and we still talk about the Tour of Algarve. And despite this accumulation of runs, the Portuguese round cyclists have had the likes of Rui Costa (Lampre), Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) or Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who was the winner.
The race for the Portuguese south began with a sprint stage is that the Italian said Sacha Modolo (Lampre). Then came two wins for Polish Kwiatkowski, which it would enhance in the lead of the overall standings. The first came in Mochique after an interesting mountain stage in the final stretch, and the second came on a 13-kilometer time trial finishing in Sagres.
The race reached the fourth and decisive stage, finishing in the Alto does Malhao. With swords all out, Contador attacked the leader and went to target their first win in the 2014 season, but could only scratch 10 seconds (bonus separately) to Kwiatkowski, which was insufficient for the benefit of Poland amounted to 32 seconds at the beginning of the day. Read more »