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29th Volta ao Algarve - 2.3

Portugal, February 19-23, 2003

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Stage 1 - February 19: Tavira - Tavira, 178 km

Edo takes windy first stage

Spanish rider Angel Edo (Milaneza-MSS) has won the first stage of the Portuguese stage race Volta ao Algarve, held around Tavira. The experienced sprinter was the quickest of a 65 man leading group, with Canadian climber Michael Barry (USPS) surprising for second place, and Yon Bru (L.A. Pecol) in third.

The surprising absence of Raimond Rumsas on Lampre's roster was the first incident of the Portuguese race. After being registered by the Italian team and confirmed by the organization at the official presentation, Rumsas finally didn't head to Portugal. According to Lampre's team manager Maurizio Piovani, it was decided use the Volta ao Algarve as a stepping stone to the Giro, so Francesco Casagrande came instead, accompanied by several of his teammates who will ride for him in the Giro.

The first stage was full of incidents, confirming the 'early season nervousness in the peloton' theory. A big crash at km 25 sent home Fernando Sousa (Antarte-Rota do Móveis-BPN). Michael Barry commented of the crash that "Damon (Kluck) and I crashed early on...In our crash, 15-20 guys went down and it was one of those crashes where you can see it happening but can't do anything about it. The group is pretty nervous here, with lots of young guys in the race."

15 km further, Oscar Serrano (ASC-Vila do Conde), Roberto Lozano (Kelme-Costa Blanca) and Aitor Silloniz (Euskatel-Euskadi) escaped from the peloton and rode together for 78 km, at which point the Kelme rider attacked to continue on his own. But Milaneza-MSS was already in control of the peloton, preparing for a possible first win of the season for their sprinter Angel Edo. The work of the Portuguese team was quickly bringing Lozano back to the main group.

At km 140, a new crash involving several riders saw David Zabriskie (US Postal) taken to hospital. "Dave had a pretty bad crash on a downhill with about 50 kms left," said team director Johan Bruyneel. "He injured his knee pretty bad, but it looked worse in the race that it actually was. His knee was stitched up at the hospital and we also found out he dislocated his shoulder. Obviously, he is out."

Four kilometres later, Lozano's break was finally annuled. The last 34 km brought nothing new to the race and it finished with a bunch sprint won by Angel Edo over Michael Barry and Yon Bru.

Second placed Michael Barry commented about the sprint that "It was pretty windy at the finish and I happen to be at the right place at the right time and on the right wheel at the finish. With about one kilometre to go, I saw it was just me and Victor (Hugo Peña) together. Half of the group got stuck on one side of the road and into the wind and with 500 or 300 meters to go, I began sprinting behind a group of about seven and came around the group. I almost came around (Edo) at the end. I have been feeling pretty decent on the bike and was happy with the finish."

Courtesy of João Cravo

Results

1 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                         4.41.23
2 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
3 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol
4 Ruben Galvan (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
5 Nuno Marta (Por) Barbot-Torrie
6 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei
7 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
8 Gustavo Lemos (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
9 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre
10 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
11 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol
12 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
13 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Lokomotiv
14 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
15 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Antarte- Rota Movei
16 Israel Nuñez (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
17 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
18 Pedro Costa (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
19 Gustavo Veloso (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
20 Luis Sarreira (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
21 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS
22 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
23 Rafael Mila (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
24 Claudio Faria (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
25 Jordi Riera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
26 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
27 Vicente Reynes (Spa) L.A. Pecol
28 Hugo Lucio (Por) Barbot-Torrie
29 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
30 Bruno Castanheira (Por) L.A. Pecol
31 Francisco Perez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
32 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
33 Jose Rodrigues (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
34 Joaquim Andrade (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
35 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
36 Unai Yus (Spa) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
37 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
38 Rui Roque (Por) L.A. Pecol
39 David Blanco (Spa) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
40 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
41 Nuno Alves (Por) Barbot-Torrie
42 Oscar Diaz (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
43 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre
44 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
45 Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
46 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) L.A. Pecol
47 Carlos Pinho (Por) Barbot-Torrie
48 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
49 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre
50 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Lampre
51 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre
52 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
53 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre
54 Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
55 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barbot-Torrie
56 Helder Silva (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
57 Vidal Fitas (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
58 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
59 Quintino Rodrigues (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
60 Juan Olmo (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
61 Sergio Paulinho (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
62 Alexis Rodriguez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
63 Denis Smyslov (Rus) Lokomotiv
64 Krassimir Vassiliev (Bul) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
65 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) L.A. Pecol
66 Hugo Vitor (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva                                  0.25
67 Damon Kluck (USA) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor          0.32
68 Joao Silva (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
69 Christian Climent (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
70 Paulo Ferreira (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva                              0.37
71 Elio Sousa (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
72 Jose Oliveira (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
73 Cesar Pinto (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
74 Jacek Morajko (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
75 Benjamin Day (Aus) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
76 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Lokomotiv
77 Ricardo Felgueiras (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
78 Virgilio Santos (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
79 Alexandre Pinho (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
80 Oleg Rodionov (Rus) Lokomotiv                                           0.41
81 Atanas Petrov (Bul) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
82 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
83 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Lokomotiv                                             1.08
84 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                                            1.11
85 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                        1.13
86 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                         1.45
87 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS
88 Alexander Serov (Rus) Lokomotiv                                         5.20
89 Julian Usano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                   8.08
90 David Muñoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
91 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Lampre                                              9.00
92 Alexei Markov (Rus) Lokomotiv
93 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre
94 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
95 Luis Bartolomeu (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
96 Ruben Oliveira (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei
97 Alber Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
98 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
99 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
100 Ricardo Costa (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
101 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
102 Pedro Magalhaes (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                             9.57
103 Marc Soares (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
104 Jose Jimenez (Spa) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
105 Sergio Franco (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                              16.13
106 Marco Meira (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                                24.49
107 Rui Bica (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                                   27.22
 
Points
 
1 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                               25 pts
2 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor           20
3 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                                                   16
4 Ruben Galvan (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       13
5 Nuno Marta (Por) Barbot-Torrie                                             10
6 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei                                    8
7 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                6
8 Gustavo Lemos (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                   4
9 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                                2
10 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                   1
 
Mountains
 
Climb - Cat. 3, km 79.50
 
1 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       5 pts
2 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     3
3 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      1
 
Climb - Cat. 3, km 149.30
 
1 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                                5 pts
2 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                                                    3
3 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                     1
 
Metas Volantes
 
Alcoutin, km 75.70
 
1 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     3 pts
2 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       2
3 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      1
 
Martilongo, km 118.30
 
1 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       3 pts
2 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     2
3 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      1
 
Teams
 
1 Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                                14.04.09
2 L.A. Pecol
3 ASC-Vila Do Conde
4 Milaneza-MSS
5 Kelme-Costa Blanca
6 U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
7 Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Barbot-Torrie
9 Cantanhede-M-Marialva
10 Lampre
11 PORTA DA RAVESSA-TAVIRA
12 Antarte- Rota Moveis                                                    0.32
13 Lokomotiv                                                               0.37
14 PEPOLIM&IRMAOS-OVARENSE                                                11.11
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                          4.41.13
2 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         0.04
3 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                    0.05
4 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
5 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                                                 0.06
6 Ruben Galvan (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                     0.10
7 Nuno Marta (Por) Barbot-Torrie
8 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei
9 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
10 Gustavo Lemos (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
11 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre
12 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
13 Candido Barbosa (Por) L.A. Pecol
14 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
15 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Lokomotiv
16 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
17 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Antarte- Rota Movei
18 Israel Nuñez (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
19 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
20 Pedro Costa (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
21 Gustavo Veloso (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
22 Luis Sarreira (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
23 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS
24 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
25 Rafael Mila (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde
26 Claudio Faria (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
27 Jordi Riera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
28 Vicente Reynes (Spa) L.A. Pecol
29 Hugo Lucio (Por) Barbot-Torrie
30 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
31 Bruno Castanheira (Por) L.A. Pecol
32 Francisco Perez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
33 Claus Michael Moller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
34 Jose Rodrigues (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
35 Joaquim Andrade (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
36 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
37 Unai Yus (Spa) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
38 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
39 Rui Roque (Por) L.A. Pecol
40 David Blanco (Spa) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
41 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
42 Nuno Alves (Por) Barbot-Torrie
43 Oscar Diaz (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
44 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre
45 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
46 Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
47 Nuno Ribeiro (Por) L.A. Pecol
48 Carlos Pinho (Por) Barbot-Torrie
49 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre
50 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Lampre
51 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre
52 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
53 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre
54 Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
55 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barbot-Torrie
56 Helder Silva (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
57 Vidal Fitas (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
58 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
59 Quintino Rodrigues (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
60 Juan Olmo (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
61 Sergio Paulinho (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
62 Alexis Rodriguez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
63 Denis Smyslov (Rus) Lokomotiv
64 Krassimir Vassiliev (Bul) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
65 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) L.A. Pecol
66 Hugo Vitor (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva                                  0.35
67 Damon Kluck (USA) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor          0.42
68 Joao Silva (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
69 Christian Climent (Spa) Barbot-Torrie
70 Paulo Ferreira (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva                              0.47
71 Elio Sousa (Por) Cantanhede-M-Marialva
72 Jose Oliveira (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
73 Cesar Pinto (Por) ASC-Vila Do Conde
74 Jacek Morajko (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
75 Benjamin Day (Aus) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
76 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Lokomotiv
77 Ricardo Felgueiras (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
78 Virgilio Santos (Por) Antarte- Rota Movei
79 Alexandre Pinho (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
80 Oleg Rodionov (Rus) Lokomotiv                                           0.51
81 Atanas Petrov (Bul) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
82 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista
83 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Lokomotiv                                             1.18
84 Pedro Lopes (Por) L.A. Pecol                                            1.21
85 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                        1.23
86 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                         1.55
87 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS
88 Alexander Serov (Rus) Lokomotiv                                         5.30
89 Julian Usano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                   8.18
90 David Muñoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
91 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  9.08
92 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Lampre                                              9.10
93 Alexei Markov (Rus) Lokomotiv
94 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre
95 Luis Bartolomeu (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
96 Alber Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
97 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
98 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floo
99 Ricardo Costa (Por) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
100 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
101 Ruben Oliveira (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei                               9.30
102 Pedro Magalhaes (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                            10.07
103 Marc Soares (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare
104 Jose Jimenez (Spa) Porta Da Ravessa-Tavira
105 Sergio Franco (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                              16.23
106 Marco Meira (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                                24.59
107 Rui Bica (Por) Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovare                                   27.32
 
Points classification
 
1 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                               25 pts
2 Michael Barry (Can) U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor           20
3 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                                                   16
4 Ruben Galvan (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       13
5 Nuno Marta (Por) Barbot-Torrie                                             10
6 Alberto Benito (Spa) Antarte- Rota Movei                                    8
7 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                6
8 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     5
9 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       5
10 Gustavo Lemos (Spa) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                  4
11 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                               2
12 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     2
13 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                   1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       5 pts
2 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                                5
3 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     3
4 Yon Bru (Spa) L.A. Pecol                                                    3
5 Celio Sousa (Por) Carvalhelhos-Boavista                                     1
6 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      1
 
Metas Volantes classification
 
1 Oscar Serrano (Spa) ASC-Vila Do Conde                                       5 pts
2 Roberto Lozano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     5
3 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      2
 
Teams classification
 
1 Milaneza-MSS                                                         14.04.09
2 U.S. Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
3 L.A. Pecol
4 Barbot-Torrie
5 Carvalhelhos-Boavista
6 Lampre
7 Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Cantanhede-M-Marialva
9 ASC-Vila Do Conde
10 Porta Da Ravessa-Tavir
11 Kelme-Costa Blanca
12 Antarte- Rota Moveis                                                    0.32
13 Lokomotiv                                                               0.37
14 Pepolim&Irmaos-Ovarens                                                 11.11