Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta

Stage 4) ALBUFEIRA / TAVIRA

PT Portugal, Saturday 23 February 2019
198.3 km

Volta ao Algarve to be decided on Alto da Foia

Volta ao Algarve to be decided on Alto da Foia

A prosperous port during the Age of Discoveries, when it was used as a base for the Portuguese expeditions to North Africa, supplying salt, wine and dried fish, while at the same time trading salted fish, almonds, figs and wine to northern Europe, Tavira welcomed the Volta ao Algarve peloton again, for the fourth consecutive year, at the end of a 198.3km stage which started from Albufeira.

Tim Declercq continued to shine at the head of the peloton, putting in a huge amount of work and duly chasing the original five-man breakaway, whose adventure came to an end with 20 kilometers to go, and also keeping things together on the final climb, where several local riders tried to stir things up and apply pressure on the teams targeting a mass gallop.

The run-in to the finish line in Tavira was extremely technical, with narrow roads and three roundabouts which disrupted the sprinters’ teams, leaving every man for himself on the uphill drag that ended up impacting on the outcome more than anyone had expected. Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) was the one to capture the win, ahead of Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), while Fabio Jakobsen concluded the day as the highest finisher of Deceuninck – Quick-Step.

Despite conceding seven seconds after the group split in the final kilometer of the stage, 24-year-old Enric Mas remains well-placed in the general classification before the closing stage of the 45th Volta ao Algarve, which will see the riders go all-in on the short but brutal Alto do Malhão, the last of the day’s five classified climbs.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:56:07
2 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
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3 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
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6 Jasper de Buyst
Lotto Soudal
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7 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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8 Jens Debusschere
Team Katusha Alpecin
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9 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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10 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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11 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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25 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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34 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
141 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:39
148 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1006 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
15:12:28
2 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
0:29
3 Wout Poels
Team Sky
0:30
4 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:31
5 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Team Sky
0:57
6 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
1:28
7 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:12
8 Neilson Powless
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:13
9 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
2:35
10 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
2:36
31 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:58
63 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:03
94 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:37
112 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:41
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
40 pt
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
29 pt
3 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
4 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
25 pt
5 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
23 pt
6 Jasper de Buyst
Lotto Soudal
18 pt
7 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
16 pt
8 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
15 pt
9 Wout Poels
Team Sky
12 pt
10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
38 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
15:12:28
2 Neilson Powless
Team Jumbo-Visma
2:13
3 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
2:35
4 Hugo Nunes
Radio Popular Boavista
10:08
5 Jasper Philipsen
UAE-Team Emirates
10:32
6 Casper Pedersen
Team Sunweb
14:17
7 Emanuel Duarte
LA Aluminios
18:22
8 Will Barta
CCC Team
21:54
9 Rafael Lourenco
UD Oliveirense/InOutbuild
21:57
10 Stan Dewulf
Lotto Soudal
23:04
12 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:41
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
10 pt
2 Amaro Antunes
CCC Team
8 pt
3 David Ribeiro
LA Aluminios
8 pt
4 Wout Poels
Team Sky
8 pt
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
6 Pedro Paulinho
Efapel
5 pt
7 Rafael Lourenco
UD Oliveirense/InOutbuild
5 pt
8 Rafael Reis
W52 / FC Porto
4 pt
9 Óscar Pelegrí
Vito-Feirense-Pnb
4 pt
10 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
4 pt
17 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Team Sunweb 45:40:27
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:06
3 Team Sky 0:34
4 Deceuninck - Quick Step 5:30
5 W52 / FC Porto 10:42
6 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 10:43
7 Team Dimension Data 12:05
8 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 12:24
9 CCC Team 14:25
10 Team Katusha Alpecin 14:44

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