Algarve cyclist Amaro Antunes (W52 / FC Porto) won today the special edition of Volta a Portugal, succeeding fellow countryman and teammate João Rodrigues on the list of winners.
The Vila Real de Santo António runner, who had led the race since the climb to Senhora da Graça, defended himself in the best way in the 8th and final stage, a 17.7 km time trial in Lisbon.
In the "chrono", Amaro Antunes was ranked 7th, 31 seconds from the best time, by specialist Gustavo Veloso (W52 / FC Porto), who was unable to catch up with the 1.13 minute delay he left, as 3rd overall , for the last taken.
António Carvalho (Efapel) was 2nd in the time trial, 8 seconds from Veloso, and Anthony Delaplace (Team Arkéa-Samsic) was 3rd, 17 seconds.
The top-10 also featured Alejandro Marque (General Tuna / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel), 6th to 27 seconds, and two W52 / FC Porto Algarve players: João Rodrigues, winner of the Tour in 2019, on 31 seconds, and Samuel Caldeira, 32.
The Algarvian Ricardo Mestre, also a former winner of the Volta and who represents the W52 / FC Porto, was 11th, 37 seconds from his teammate, and Vicente de Mateos (Aviludo / Louletano) 13th, at 40.
In the individual overall, the winner Amaro Antunes finished in 1st place, with a total of 29.28.57 hours after nine days of competition, followed by Gustavo Veloso, at 42 seconds, and Frederico Figueiredo (Atum General / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel), which today was overtaken by the Spaniard of W52 / FC Porto and finished 52 seconds from the winner of the Tour.
João Rodrigues, cyclist from Faz Fato, in the municipality of Tavira, was ranked 7th, at 2.00 minutes, and Alejandro Marque 8th, at 2.11, while Vicente de Mateos, who left as one of the favorites and disappointed in the Tower stage , concluded Volta a Portugal in 12th place, at 6.22.