Amaro Antunes remains in the lead after Daniel McLay's 'encore'

Amaro Antunes remains in the lead after Daniel McLay's 'encore'

Algarve cyclist Amaro Antunes (W52 / FC Porto) today maintained the leadership of the special edition of Volta a Portugal by bicycle, after the 7th stage, concluded in Torres Vedras with the victory, the second consecutive, by Daniel McLay (Arkéa- Samsic).

The British runner, who had already triumphed yesterday, was again the strongest in the sprint that concluded the 155 km stage from Caldas da Rainha, beating Riccardo Minali (Nippo Delko Provence), 2nd, and Leangel Linarez ( Miranda-Mortágua), 3rd.

The Algarve teams had two representatives in the «top-10» of the tirade: João Matias (Aviludo / Louletano), in 5th place, and César Martingil (Tuna General / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel), in 7th.

The Algarvian Emanuel Duarte (LA Alumínios / LA Sport) was also in evidence, integrating the escape of the day, canceled a few kilometers from the goal and already with only the other two runners – Willem Smit (Burgos / BH), Oier Lazkano (Caja Rural / RGA insurance).

In the individual general classification, Amaro Antunes, 11th in the stage, continues to wear “yellow”. Frederico Figueiredo (General Tuna / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel) follows 13 seconds and Porto player Gustavo Veloso 1.13 minutes. Highlight, still in the "top-10", for the Algarve João Rodrigues (W52 / FC Porto), 6th to 2.00 minutes, and Alejandro Marque, 7th to 2.15.

The 7th and penultimate stage connects, on Sunday, Loures to Setúbal, in a distance of 161 kilometers, with a 2nd category climb, at the top of Arrábida, 14 kilometers from the goal.


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