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30th Volta ao Algarve - 2.3

Portugal, February 18-22, 2004

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Stage 4 - February 21: Vila Real S.Antonio-Tavira ITT, 24 km

Armstrong leads Postal charge

Lance Armstrong (US Postal-Berry Floor)
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A win is a win, no matter by how much, and Lance Armstrong (US Postal-Berry Floor) snuck home to capture the fourth stage 24 km time trial in the Volta AO Algarve by just one second from his teammate Floyd Landis. Completing the US Postal clean sweep was Colombian Victor Hugo Peña, who finished third at 12 seconds behind Armstrong. Going into tomorrow's final stage, which has an uphill finish, it seems highly probable that US Postal will control things to keep Armstrong in the lead, or failing that put Landis or Peña in a winning position.

On the pan flat course between Santo António and Tavira, Armstrong averaged a shade over 45 km/h for his winning ride to finish in a time of 31'53. Overnight leader Candido Barbosa (LA Pecol) performed well to lose only a minute and ended up 11th on the day, dropping from first to seventh on the general classification. But with five US Postal riders in the top 10 today, there were no doubts as to which was the strongest team in Algarve.

Tomorrow's final stage is between Parque Das Cidades and Malhão over 178 km. The stage contains a fair degree of climbing and finishes atop the Cat. 2 Alto do Malhão - a short (2.5 km) but steep climb that will certainly break the field up.

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Results

1 Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service           31.53 (45.165 km/h)
2 Floyd Landis (USA) U.S. Postal Service               0.01
3 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) U.S. Postal Service           0.12
4 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                         0.19
5 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis                       0.30
6 Joaquim Andrade (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  
7 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service              0.40
8 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                         0.46
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                            
10 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service           0.48
11 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol                    1.00
12 Victor Gamito (Por) Milaneza-Maia                       
13 David Plaza (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis           1.15
14 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                  1.18
15 Martin Garrido (Arg) Barbot-Gaia                    1.20
16 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Cofidis                        1.22
17 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                      1.27
18 Benjamin Noval (Spa) U.S. Postal Service            1.34
19 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover            
20 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista         1.40
21 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover         1.44
22 David Garcia (Spa) L.A. Pecol                       1.47
23 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 1.49
24 Bas Giling (Ned) Rabobank                           1.54
25 Stefan Wijnands (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016          1.55
26 Hugo Sabido (Por) Milaneza-Maia                     2.00
27 José Azevedo (Por) U.S. Postal Service              2.04
28 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto             2.05
29 Daniel Rincon (Col) U.S. Postal Service             2.07
30 Bruno Castanheira (Por) Milaneza-Maia               2.09
31 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista       2.11
32 Juan Olmo (Spa) Barbot-Gaia                         2.16
33 Kurt Hoevelinck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016          2.20
34 Bart Dockx (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                      2.31
35 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                     2.35
36 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                         2.36
37 Pedro M. Martins (Por) Barbot-Gaia                  2.40
38 Geert Steurs (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016             2.42
39 Eric Berthou (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover               
40 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense              2.43
41 Gerardo Fernandes (Arg) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis     2.45
42 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             2.50
43 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                     2.51
44 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista        2.54
45 Vidal Fitas (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                 2.56
46 Francisco Garcia (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis      2.57
47 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Rabobank                        3.03
48 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               3.04
49 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                    3.05
50 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 3.07
51 Luis Bartolomeu (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                 
52 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover             
53 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 3.10
54 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Relax-Bodysol             3.12
55 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis                        3.17
56 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-Maia                        
57 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             3.18
58 Helder Miranda (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto              3.23
59 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Rabobank                        3.25
60 Luis Pinheiro (Por) L.A. Pecol                      3.29
61 Danail Petrov (Bul) Carvalhelhos-Boavista           3.31
62 Ricardo Costa (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto               3.32
63 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis         3.37
64 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) L.A. Pecol                       3.38
65 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-Maia                  3.39
66 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista             3.42
67 Nuno Alves (Por) Barbot-Gaia                        3.44
68 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis        3.45
69 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                       3.46
70 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis                          3.50
71 Virgilio Santos (Por) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis           
72 Andre Vital (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista             3.52
73 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         
74 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) L.A. Pecol                   3.58
75 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               3.59
76 Rui Pinto (Por) Barbot-Gaia                         4.06
77 Sven Renders (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016             4.10
78 Jordi Berenguer (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                4.12
79 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016            4.13
80 Jose M. Hernandez (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis         
81 Rui Roque (Por) Beppi-Ovarense                      4.21
82 Carlos Pinho (Por) Barbot-Gaia                          
83 Hugo Vitor (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  4.22
84 Carlos Carneiro (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde             4.31
85 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde              4.33
86 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista            4.34
87 Hugo Lucio (Por) Barbot-Gaia                        4.38
88 Nuno Marta (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  4.40
89 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-Maia                   4.43
90 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol               4.48
91 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                4.49
92 Jose Rodrigues (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista          4.51
93 Pedro Andrade (Por) L.A. Pecol                      4.54
94 Daniel Cabrita (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H           4.55
95 Elio Sousa (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H               4.59
96 Cesar Pinto (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde                 5.00
97 Bruno Neves (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde                 5.04
98 Bruno Thibout (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover          5.17
99 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                            5.22
100 Hermano Vieira (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde             5.24
101 Paulo Ferreira (Por) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis       5.30
102 Ramon Troncoso (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H          5.31
103 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Asc-Vila Do Conde               5.33
104 Pieter Uytterhoeven (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016         
105 Rui Madeira (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H             5.35
106 Marco Morais (Por) Barbot-Gaia                     5.38
107 Oscar Serrano (Spa) Asc-Vila Do Conde              5.44
108 Fernando Fernandez (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense            6.08
109 Roman Luhovyy (Ukr) Ragt Semences-MG Rover         6.17
110 Jorge Costa (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H             6.23
111 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) Ragt Semences-MG Rover       6.48
112 Marco Silvestre (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H         6.51
113 Juan Manuel Jimenez (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H     6.56
114 Pedro Ermida (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                  7.01
115 Fernando Rodriguez (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H      7.31
 
General classification after stage 4
 
1 Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service        13.22.55
2 Floyd Landis (USA) U.S. Postal Service               0.01
3 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) U.S. Postal Service           0.12
4 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                         0.19
5 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis                       0.30
6 Joaquim Andrade (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  
7 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol                     0.35
8 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service              0.40
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                            
10 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                        0.44
11 Victor Gamito (Por) Milaneza-Maia                   1.00
12 Martin Garrido (Arg) Barbot-Gaia                    1.10
13 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Cofidis                            
14 David Plaza (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis           1.15
15 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                  1.18
16 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                      1.27
17 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover        1.34
18 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista         1.40
19 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover         1.44
20 David Garcia (Spa) L.A. Pecol                       1.47
21 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 1.49
22 Bas Giling (Ned) Rabobank                           1.54
23 Hugo Sabido (Por) Milaneza-Maia                     2.00
24 José Azevedo (Por) U.S. Postal Service              2.04
25 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto             2.05
26 Daniel Rincon (Col) U.S. Postal Service             2.07
27 Bruno Castanheira (Por) Milaneza-Maia               2.09
28 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista       2.11
29 Juan Olmo (Spa) Barbot-Gaia                         2.16
30 Kurt Hoevelinck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016          2.18
31 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service           2.29
32 Bart Dockx (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                      2.31
33 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                     2.35
34 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                         2.36
35 Eric Berthou (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover           2.39
36 Pedro M. Martins (Por) Barbot-Gaia                  2.40
37 Geert Steurs (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016             2.42
38 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense              2.43
39 Gerardo Fernandes (Arg) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis     2.45
40 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                     2.48
41 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             2.50
42 Stefan Wijnands (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016          2.52
43 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista        2.53
44 Francisco Garcia (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis      2.57
45 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                    3.01
46 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Rabobank                        3.03
47 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               3.04
48 Luis Bartolomeu (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto             3.07
49 Jérôme Bernard (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover             
50 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 3.09
51 Benjamin Noval (Spa) U.S. Postal Service            3.10
52 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Relax-Bodysol             3.12
53 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis                        3.17
54 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             3.18
55 Helder Miranda (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto              3.23
56 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Rabobank                        3.25
57 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis        3.29
58 Luis Pinheiro (Por) L.A. Pecol                          
59 Danail Petrov (Bul) Carvalhelhos-Boavista           3.31
60 Ricardo Costa (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto               3.32
61 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis         3.37
62 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) L.A. Pecol                       3.38
63 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                       3.42
64 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                 
65 Nuno Alves (Por) Barbot-Gaia                        3.44
66 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis                          3.50
67 Virgilio Santos (Por) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis           
68 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi     3.52
69 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) L.A. Pecol                   3.58
70 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               3.59
71 Jordi Berenguer (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                4.05
72 Rui Pinto (Por) Barbot-Gaia                         4.06
73 Sven Renders (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016             4.10
74 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-Maia                    4.15
75 Rui Roque (Por) Beppi-Ovarense                      4.21
76 Carlos Pinho (Por) Barbot-Gaia                          
77 Hugo Vitor (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  4.22
78 Carlos Carneiro (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde             4.31
79 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde              4.33
80 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista            4.34
81 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-Maia                  4.37
82 Nuno Marta (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                  4.40
83 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 4.45
84 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol               4.48
85 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                4.49
86 Jose Rodrigues (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista          4.51
87 Daniel Cabrita (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H           4.55
88 Elio Sousa (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H               4.59
89 Cesar Pinto (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde                 5.00
90 Bruno Neves (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde                 5.04
91 Hugo Lucio (Por) Barbot-Gaia                        5.08
92 Bruno Thibout (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover          5.17
93 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                            5.22
94 Hermano Vieira (Por) Asc-Vila Do Conde              5.24
95 Paulo Ferreira (Por) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis        5.30
96 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Asc-Vila Do Conde                5.33
97 Pieter Uytterhoeven (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016          
98 Rui Madeira (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H              5.35
99 Marco Morais (Por) Barbot-Gaia                      5.38
100 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-Maia                  5.41
101 Jose M. Hernandez (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis    6.05
102 Fernando Fernandez (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense            6.08
103 Roman Luhovyy (Ukr) Ragt Semences-MG Rover         6.17
104 Oscar Serrano (Spa) Asc-Vila Do Conde              6.42
105 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) Ragt Semences-MG Rover       6.48
106 Marco Silvestre (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H         6.51
107 Juan Manuel Jimenez (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H     6.56
108 Pedro Ermida (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                  7.01
109 Ramon Troncoso (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H          7.21
110 Fernando Rodriguez (Spa) Imoholding/Loule J.H      7.31
111 Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016           8.30
112 Vidal Fitas (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                8.36
113 Andre Vital (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista            9.32
114 Pedro Andrade (Por) L.A. Pecol                    10.05
115 Jorge Costa (Por) Imoholding/Loule J.H            23.19
 
Points classification
 
1 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol                       66 pts
2 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Cofidis                           51
3 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis           45
4 Martin Garrido (Arg) Barbot-Gaia                       43
5 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                          22
6 James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                15
7 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                        14
8 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                            13
9 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista               10
10 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service               10
11 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                           8
12 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis                         8
13 Jacek Morajko (Pol) Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis            8
14 Jordi Berenguer (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                   7
15 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                          6
16 Bas Giling (Ned) Rabobank                              5
17 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                       4
18 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                        3
19 Eric Berthou (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover              3
20 Kurt Hoevelinck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016             2
21 Geert Steurs (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016                2
22 Nuno Marta (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                     2
23 Sven Renders (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016                2
24 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    1
25 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista           1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                          10 pts
2 Ricardo Costa (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                   9
3 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                         8
4 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         7
5 Eric Berthou (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover               5
6 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-Maia                      5
7 Pedro M. Martins (Por) Barbot-Gaia                      4
8 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista            4
9 Jordi Berenguer (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                    3
10 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Asc-Vila Do Conde                   3
11 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Wurth/BOM Petisto                1
 
Metas Volantes classification
 
1 Jordi Berenguer (Spa) Beppi-Ovarense                    7 pts
2 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                           6
3 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol                        5
4 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Relax-Bodysol                        4
5 Eric Berthou (Fra) Ragt Semences-MG Rover               3
6 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                         3
7 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Cofidis                            2
8 Kurt Hoevelinck (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen 2016              2
9 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                            2
10 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista           1
11 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    1
 
Teams classification
 
1 U.S. Postal Service                              40.08.58
2 Rabobank                                             2.19
3 L.A. Pecol                                           3.20
4 Milaneza-Maia                                        4.05
5 Cofidis                                              4.30
6 Würth/Bom Petisto                                    5.18
7 Ragt Semences-MG Rover                               5.47
8 Barbot-Gaia                                          6.03
9 Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                6.32
10 Jong Vlaanderen 2016                                6.44
11 Antarte-Rota Dos Moveis                                 
12 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   7.30
13 Relax-Bodysol                                       8.35
14 Beppi-Ovarense                                     11.03
15 Asc-Vila Do Conde                                  13.51
16 Imoholding/Loule J.Hotel                           15.12