around Alentejo: “Dimamitri” Strakhov repeats triumph in Arraiolos.


O russo Dimitrii Strakhov (Lokosphinx) won the 3rd stage ending in Arraiolos, after the triumph in Sines, a quiet day already thinking of the double day this Saturday. The Portuguese Luís Mendonça (Aviludo / Louletano) and Ricardo Mestre (W52 / FC Porto) is profiled as candidates to victory in “Alentejo”.

Step without great story with a trail of two corridors in which the main interested Russian Alexander Evtushenko (Lokosphinx) I intended and managed to win the two so the Mountain Award and scores cement the lead in the standings.

On the trail was also the Spaniard Ricardo Garcia (Team Euskadi) and the two have reached 8'15” at km 52, but without endangering the leadership of Mark Downey Irish (Team Wiggins).

The flight lasted almost 100 kilometers and Evtushenko, which at one point became a fugitive in solitary, He relinquished after the second count mountain.

The compact pack reached the final kilometer and a rise of about 500 meters, a rupture in the final part of the race, Strakhov entered the right side and got a slight advantage, which gave no chance to their opponents.

Ratings of Stage 3 and General Volta ao Alentejo (Step 3 ratings – 36ª Volta ao Alentejo Agricultural Credit).

Tomorrow vie for two stages, morning an online stage between Monforte and Portalegre and later an individual Time Trial in Castelo de Vide (ALENTEJO route BACK 2018_21fev-1).

4Th stage- Monforte-Portalegre- 64,2 kms

Match: Monforte-10:15. Flights by Arroches (MV-km 16-10h44), Alegrete (11h09), Serra de São Mamede (PM 2ª cat-km 44,7-11h28) and Cabeço do Mouro (PM 2ª cat-km 58,8-11h50). Arrival: Portalegre- 11H58.

5Th stage- Castelo de Vide, Castelo de Vide (CRI)- 8,4 kms

Match: the first cyclist-16:00 Vide-Departure Castle. Sweater starting Yellow-18:15. Arrival: Castelo de Vide- 18h27.

Teixeira Correia

(journalist)


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