Volta a Portugal
19-08-2012; 4th Stage; 151,9KM (Viana do Castelo / Sra. da Graça) - pretty much all about mountain.
Winner: Rui Sousa from Portugal (Team Efapel Glassdrive)
Video summary of the stage:
Exciting day. There was a break away with around 13 cyclists but they were interested in gathering points for the red shirt. The break away wasn't successful. Lots of attempts to attack but Efapel got the best of it finishing in the top 3 places of the stage.
Jay Thomson lost the yellow jersey to Hugo Sabido (LA Antarte) but kept the blue shirt (mountain). José Gonçalves (Onda Boavista) lost the youth jersey to David de la Cruz (Caja Rural). Hugo Sabido (LA Antarte) got the red jersey (points) but Reinardt van Rensburg is now just 4 points behind.
Team results: United Healthcare took a big stumble and dropped from 1st to 7th overall. Efapel is now leading from LA Antarte.
Ricardo Mestre (Carmin Prio Tavira) was one of the big favorites but in 3 days he had 3 big falls!!!! I'm surprised that he was able to keep going. José Gonçalves also took a big fall on stage 4 and injuried his shoulder.