Cycling, Algarve: last stage in Martinez, Evenepoel first in the general

The last stage with an uphill finish was very spectacular, with the Colombian from Bora beating the Belgian, first overall. Italians: Scaroni very good, Vergallito also good

Remco Evenepoel, second in the last stage, wins the Volta Ao Algarve, confirming his brilliant start to the season. “I’m very happy – said Remco – I felt good today, I had a great team around me, strong legs and I’m happy to have been able to bring home this result. It means a lot to have an excellent start to the season, with three victories in the within a week”.


The last stage of a race that lived up to expectations was very spectacular, also because the startlist was of the highest level. The triumph was won by the Colombian Dani Martinez, who set a frenetic pace on the last climb and who will be the ranking man for Bora-Hansgrohe in the Giro. Evenepoel was the last to surrender. Tom Pidcock was third at 3″, just ahead of an excellent Cristian Scaroni (Astana), always close to the best uphill and who finished in 11th place in the general classification, 2’23” behind Evenepoel. Luca Vergallito also did well, becoming increasingly convincing in his impact on the World Tour: 16th at 47″ at the finish line of the last stage and 17th in the general.