around Alentejo: Arrow "Russian" does not reach Wiggins Team. Strakhov won in Sines.


O russo Dimitri Strakhov (Lokosphinx) won, Sines, the second stage of the 36th Volta ao Alentejo Agricultural Credit. Mark Downey (Team Wiggins) New yellow jersey. After the stage, the College of Commissioners met Samuel Caldeira (W52 / FCPorto) in 20 seconds, for prolonged shelter and fell to 5 to 14 and ceases to be the best Portuguese in General.

dimitri Strakhov (Lokosphinx) won, Sines, the second stage of the 36th Volta ao Alentejo Agricultural Credit. The yellow jersey remains on Team Wiggins, but went to Mark Downey, the second to cross the finish line in the sprint finish discussed among some of the younger participants in “Alentejo”. The squad this Thursday, 15 March, left Beja, ahead had taken most of the competition, 205,2Km.

Despite the triumph, Strakhov, who won the Classic Arrábida on Sunday (11 March), It is far behind in the standings and away the best places. Mark Downey is now at the top of the standings, after having "stolen" the Yellow to teammate, Gabriel Cullaigh. The new leader of the Alentejo said in way of grace that peace is guaranteed in the team “No matter who wins, I was just the icing on the cake. Only show the game even when it takes, I prefer to be hidden, but tomorrow will not be easy with this Yellow Jersey. " Downey de 21 years also builds the leadership of Points and Youth.

On balance on top of the individual classification, Spaniard Oscar Martinez (Aviludo / Louletano / ULI) ranks second and the Frenchman Justin Jules (WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic) He dropped to third. In the classification aimed at best "climbers", second leader Alexander Yevtushenko (Lokosphinx) the only mountain score of the day, in Odemira, enabled the young Russian maintain Sweater Chestnut Delta Cafes.

Long Trail journey with sun ashamed

The 132 Runners who left Beja Thursday made it even with the wounds of a tough opening day that "shot" 14 men out of the initial entry list. But 205,2Km, saved for the second day of competition, They were treated to a sunny day, even ashamed, and an average temperature of around 16 degrees centigrade in the early stage. After some initial threats, at km 57 joined in front of a group of 10 units that once had a maximum advantage of 2 minutes 40 seconds.

After more than 120 Km trail, driven in the first moments by Alejandro Marque (Sporting/Tavira), Luis Fernandes (Aviludo / Louletano / ULI) Peio e Goiogana (Team Euskadi), the 10 front men began to lose ground, and units, for a platoon commanded by EFAPEL - initially - and by the Yellow Team jersey Wiggins team, already in the final phase. For the last moments of approach to the target installed in the heart of Sines, Squad printed a strong pace, own those seeking victory, and toasted the Alentejo coast with the class of an event that runs through the region for 36 year old.

(Step 2 ratings – 36ª Volta ao Alentejo Agricultural Credit)

3Th Stage - 16 March 2018 (ALENTEJO route BACK 2018_21fev-1)

With the weekend almost at the door, proof comes through. The third day of competition will add more 149,3Km the legs of the brave squad. The starting Grândola is scheduled for 11:50 am, Avenida António Inácio da Cruz. The path will be excited by the passage in Flywheels Goals of Alcacer do Sal (18,5KM), St. Gerard (77,6Km) and Pavia (127Km). The Mountain Awards in Montemor-o-Novo (63,7Km) and Mora (118,9Km), Ambos of 4ª category, They will excite the fight for the best climber of "Alentejo". Around 15:40, Arraiolos joins to receive the end of another cycling journey.


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