CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

Phil Bauhaus won a first stage of the Volta a Portugal in a commanding style ahead of Manueal Cardoso and Davide Vigano, while Victor de la Parte maintained his lead in the general classification.

Photo: Sirotti

CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

DAVIDE VIGANO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

GUSTAVO CESAR VELOSO

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

LUIS LEÓN SÁNCHEZ

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

PHIL BAUHAUS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

VOLTA A PORTUGAL

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
31.07.2014 @ 19:22 Posted by Aleksandra Górska

Just as if it was written in the script, the first lumpy stage of the Volta a Portugal was decided in a bunch sprint with Phil Bauhaus of Team Stolting emerging as definitely the fastest rider of the peloton, while Victor de la Parte (Efapel-Glassdrive) maintained his four second lead in the general classification following his impressive victory in yesterday’s prologue.

 

As it was expected, four-rider breakaway of the day decided the first KOM sprint with Pablo Torres becoming the first leader of mountains classification, as well as all intermediate sprints, with the Burgos-BH rider again emerging as the fastest in two out of three occasions. Everything went together with fifteen kilometers to go as the last escapee rightly rewarded with the combativity award, Luis Afonso, was reeled in, and despite several attack on twisty roads in Maia everything came down to a bunch sprint.

 

The lumpy, 183,5 kilometer long first stage of the Volta a Portugal kicked off under a perfect summer sky and right from a start the four-rider breakaway was formed, consisting of Luis Afonso (LA Aluminios- Antarte), Pablo Torres (Burgos-BH), Samuel Magalhaes (Selecao Portuguesa) and Kazushige Kuboki (Team Ukyo).

 

Four escapees quickly built a two minute gap over the peloton where Efapel-Glassdrive dictated the pace for the yellow jersey Victor de la Parte, and as expected the breakaway decided the first KOM sprint on the 4th Category climb Marco de Canevas, with Torres emerging as e first leader of mountains classification right after their advantage has grown for an additional minute. Magalhaes came second and Afonso third, while their Japanese companion didn’t show any interest in competing for KOM points.

 

Even though all escapees cooperated well in the day’s breakaway, the riders never reached a bigger advantage over the peloton than 3:06 with a gap oscillating between 2 – 3 minutes as leader’s team kept on controlling the pace at the front of the peloton after de la Parte won yesterday’s prologue in a commanding style.

 

The front quartet decided two intermediate sprints, with KOM classification virtual leader Torrest taking the first one ahead of Kuboki and Afonso, while the Team Ukyo rider took the second sprint with Afonso coming second and Torres third. By this time, a gap over the peloton came down to 2 minutes.

 

As the advantage over the peloton came down to less than 2 minutes with about thirty kilometers to go, Afonso and Torres decided to took off on their own. After two more kilometers Kuboki managed to bridge the gap, while already fading Magalhaes unsurprisingly was forced to call it a day and was left behind by his former companions.

 

The gap was decreasing very quickly inside the final thirty kilometers and came down to only fourty seconds as the front trio have reached the final intermediate sprint of the day in Alfena, with mountains classification virtual leader Torres coming first again ahead of Kuboki and Afonso.

 

The latter duo seemed to be content after competing for the last points available from iintermediate sprints and was quickly reeled in by the peloton, while Afonso continued on his own, securing himself a red number for the most aggressive rider of the day.

 

Just as if it was written in the script, everything came together with 15 kilometers to go, with Efapel-Glassdrive, Banco BIC- Carmim, Christina Watches-Kuma and Caja Rural all visible near the front. Several aggressive riders tried to go clear and take advantage of very technical, twisty final kilometers in Maia, but just as it was expected everything came down to a bunch sprint in which Phil Bauhaus (Team Stolting) emerged as the fastest ahead of Manuel Cardoso (Banco BIC – Carmim) and Davide Vigano (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), while de la Parte maintained his lead in the general classification ahead of Gustavo Cesar (OFM – Quinta da Lixa) and Luis Leon Sanchez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58

Currently no news in this list

Thomas GULDHAMMER
34 years | today
Henk VOGELS
48 years | today
Audric LELEU
20 years | today
Mark WORDSWORTH
51 years | today
David ALBÓS
37 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com