Caja Rural – Seguros RGA had a very good day in Volta ao Algarve as Héctor Saez climbed with the best riders and finished 8th on the uphill finish on Alto da Foia. Luis León Sanchez (Astana) won the stage and leads the race overall. Saez is 8th in the GC, which means that he now leads the youth classification and will wear the white jersey in Friday’s time trial.
Ricardo Vilela and Eduard Prades did very well on the final climb as well finishing 19th and 23rd on the stage. Due to today’s strong performances, Caja Rural – Seguros RGA tops the overall team classification, five seconds ahead of Astana.
Héctor Saez explains:
“This was a very hard stage. The technical descent before the final climb made it a very difficult run-in. This is usually not my kind of terrain, I’m more of a ‘rouleur’, but it worked out very well today. Tomorrow, I hope to do a good result in the time trial and defend the team’s colors”.