Geraint Thomas claims his second overall victory in Volta ao Algarve

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) bounced back from his disappointing performance in the first mountain stage by claiming a dominant solo win at the top of the Alto do Malhao on the final stage of the Volta ao Algarve. The Spaniard put 20 seconds into Fabio Aru (Astana) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) while Geraint Thomas was 8 seconds further back in fifth. That was enough for him to win the race for the second time in a row with a 19-second advantage over Ion Izagirre (Movistar) and 26 seconds over Contador.

Volta ao Algarve 2016 – stage 5 results (Almodôvar – Alto do Malhão):

1 Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

4:24:47

2 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+20”

3 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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4 Manuel Antunes (LA Aluminios – Antarte)

+21”

5 Geraint Thomas (Sky)

+28”

6 Primož Roglic (LottoNl – Jumbo)

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7 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale)

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8 Dries Devenyns (IAM)

+30”

9 Julián Arredondo (Trek – Segafredo)

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10 Jarlinson Pantano (IAM)

+31”

 

Final general classification:

1 Geraint Thomas (Sky)

18:34:15

2 Ion Izagirre (Movistar)

+19”

3 Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)

+26”

4 Thibaut Pino (FDJ)

+32”

5 Primož Roglic (LottoNl – Jumbo)

+49”

6 Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

+50”

7 Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha)

+01’03”

8 Jarlinson Pantano (IAM)

+01’04”

9 Fabio Aru (Astana)

+01’25”

10 Manuel Antunes (LA Aluminios – Antarte)

+01’27”

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