Volta a Portugal 2013 / Tour of Portugal
Results after Prologue and 5 stages
1 - Sergio Pardilla (SPN) - MTN Qhubeka
2 - Rui Sousa (POR) - Efapel Glassdrive
3 - Gustavo Veloso (SPN) - OFM Quinta da Lixa
4 - Hernâni Broco (POR) - Efapel Glassdrive
5 - Vladislav Gorbunov (KAZ) - Continental Team Astana
6 - Alejandro Marque (SPN) - OFM Quinta da Lixa
7 - Délio Fernandez (SPN) - OFM Quinta da Lixa
8 - César Fonte (POR) - Efapel Glassdrive
9 - Daniel Silva (POR) - Radio Popular Onda Boavista
10 - Edgar Pinto (POR) - LA Antarte
11 - Daniel Wyss (SUI) - IAM Cycling
Blue Jersey (Mountain)
Márcio Oliveira (POR) - LA Antarte
Red Jersey (Points)
Manuel Cardoso (POR) - Caja Rural
White Jersey (Youth)
Vladislav Gorbunov (KAZ) - Continental Team Astana
Efapel Glassdrive (POR)
Stage 3 - OFM Quinta da Lixa was the big winner. Délio Fernandez won and his compatriot and team mate Alejandro Marque finished 2nd. Marcel Wyss was able to maintain the yellow jersey on the day. There was a crash in the last 5Km of the stage. Three riders had to be taken to hospital but the Sojasun rider was the most affected by the crash and had to withdraw.
Danail Petrov (BUL) of Caja Rural was one of the riders that crashed (his second crash in a row).
Last 2KM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTqhG7t97h4
Stage 4: It was all about mountain and lots of people were in trouble due to heat (about 41º C). No wonder most riders accepted water bottles from the audience... Lots of attacks but in the end Sergio Pardilla got the best of everybody. Pardilla won the stage and robbed the yellow jersey from Marcel Wyss, who resisted as mush as he could but in the end he had no team mates to support him.
The funny thing is that Pardilla and Rui Sousa were tied in the general classification due to having the exact same time but Pardilla won the stage and therefore gets to be wearing yellow.
Last 2KM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBQHU-Muva0
Stage 5: There was na usual thing during this stage. 7 riders of team LA Antarte started a breakaway and for quite a long time looked like they were doing some sort of team TT. But there was a reason for such decision: to ensure Márcio Barbosa would be in a position to get the blue jersey. In the end it was mission accomplished. MTN Qhubeka and Caja Rural were the most active teams in leading the bunch to catch the riders in the breakaway. The breakaway survided until about 6Km to the finish line. Manuel Cardoso of Caja Rural won the stage. It was another day with lots of heat. John Murphy (USA) of United Healthcare finished the stage in 11th place.
Last 3 KM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c21Jev0YV5w