Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta

Stage 2) Sagres - Fóia

PT Portugal Thursday 06 May 2021 182.8 km

Asgreen shows climbing legs in Algarve

Asgreen shows climbing legs in Algarve

Sam Bennett started the second day of the Portuguese race in the yellow jersey, which he got after scoring his sixth victory of the season on the opening day, and ended it in the green one, which he will sport during Friday’s stage, but the Irishman wasn’t the only Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider in the spotlight during the hard stage 2.

Kasper Asgreen, who is riding in Portugal for the first time since triumphing at the Ronde van Vlaanderen, was a prominent figure at the front of the peloton in the last 20 kilometers, as the group approached the steep climb of La Pomba. Kasper rode a steady tempo which forced an important selection, only two dozen riders making it over the top in the main group. The powerful Dane rested on the last descent before making his way again to the front as Alto da Foia began and pushing hard.

It all culminated with an attack four kilometers from the top that sparked a series of moves which whittled down the peloton to a five-man group from where Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) claimed the victory. Kasper finished around 40 seconds down and is now our team’s best placed rider in the general classification.

“It was a hard day out there, but I felt quite ok even though my shape wasn’t really there, which meant I couldn’t follow the real climbers on the last ascent. So I tried something a bit earlier and on the descent to the penultimate climb we went full gas and split the bunch. Once we arrived on the climb, I just tried to keep a good pace all the way up, as it was just about getting to the top as fast as possible”, said the Danish Champion. “A big thanks to the team! The guys rode perfectly today and kept me in a good position, helping me save energy for the final part of the stage. Now let’s see what we can do in the next stages.”

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
4:48:43
2 João Rodrigues
W52 / FC Porto
0:00
3 Jonathan Lastra Martínez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:00
4 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:04
5 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
0:09
6 Sebastián Henao Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:20
7 Amaro Antunes
W52 / FC Porto
0:30
8 Odd Christian Eiking
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:34
9 Luis Fernandes
Radio Popular Boavista
0:35
10 Nicolas Prodhomme
AG2R Citroën Team
0:35
18 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:44
69 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:34
137 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:59
138 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:59
140 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:59
148 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:34
167 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:09
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
9:26:24
2 João Rodrigues
W52 / FC Porto
9:26:24
3 Jonathan Lastra Martínez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
9:26:24
4 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
9:26:28
5 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
9:26:33
6 Sebastián Henao Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
9:26:44
7 Amaro Antunes
W52 / FC Porto
9:26:54
8 Odd Christian Eiking
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
9:26:58
9 Luis Fernandes
Radio Popular Boavista
9:26:59
10 Nicolas Prodhomme
AG2R Citroën Team
9:26:59
25 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:27:47
63 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:35:58
108 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:44:23
109 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:44:23
149 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:49:54
151 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:50:16
169 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:55:29
1 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
2 Danny van Poppel
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
20 pt
3 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
17 pt
4 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
16 pt
5 João Rodrigues
W52 / FC Porto
13 pt
6 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
13 pt
7 Jonathan Lastra Martínez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
10 pt
8 Iúri Leitão
Tavfer-Measindot-Mortágua
10 pt
9 Hugo Nunes
Radio Popular Boavista
8 pt
10 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
8 pt
11 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
1 João Rodrigues
W52 / FC Porto
11 pt
2 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
10 pt
3 Kenny Molly
Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB
8 pt
4 Luis Fernandes
Radio Popular Boavista
6 pt
5 Jonathan Lastra Martínez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
6 pt
6 Damien Touzé
AG2R Citroën Team
6 pt
7 Jon Irisarri Rincón
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
4 pt
8 Élie Gesbert
Team Arkéa Samsic
4 pt
9 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
10 Carlos Canal Blanco
Burgos-BH
3 pt
1 Sean Quinn
Hagens Berman Axeon
9:27:12
2 Matthew Riccitello
Hagens Berman Axeon
0:56
3 Pedro Andrade
Hagens Berman Axeon
0:56
4 Carlos Rodriguez Cano
INEOS Grenadiers
3:58
5 Pedro Miguel Lopes
Kelly / Simoldes / UDO
3:59
6 Andrés Camilo Ardila Ordoñez
UAE-Team Emirates
4:27
7 João Medeiros
L.A. Aluminios / L.A. Sport
7:59
8 Diogo Barbosa
Hagens Berman Axeon
9:07
9 Antonio Manuel Sousa Ferreira
Antarte - Feirense
9:53
10 Jarrad Drizners
Hagens Berman Axeon
10:15
1 INEOS Grenadiers 28:19:41
2 W52 / FC Porto 0:41
3 Team Arkéa Samsic 1:17
4 Hagens Berman Axeon 2:29
5 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 4:31
6 Radio Popular Boavista 5:18
7 Tavfer-Measindot-Mortágua 7:28
8 Kelly / Simoldes / UDO 8:17
9 Equipo Kern Pharma 10:34
10 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 10:36

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