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Kwiatkowski victorious on stage 2 at the Volta ao Algarve

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Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) climbed to victory on stage two of the Volta ao Algarve with Geraint Thomas  (Team Sky) finishing third to move into the overall lead.

Kwiatkowski was able to escape from a small lead group in the final metres of the Alto de Foia climb to seal his first win of the season

The Polish rider revealed that he was a little surprised by his form and credited his teammates for their fantastic efforts in placing him and Thomas in an excellent position.

“It’s one of my favourite races so I’m really happy today. The 14km climb was difficult – that’s pretty much the first solid summit finish for me [this season] and I’m really happy that we cooperated so well as a team. Geraint, Kenny, Kiry, Owain, Michal, Lukasz, they were all there and we played it perfectly.

“I have to say it was a little bit unexpected. A week ago I was racing in Valencia with Wout Poels and we had solid form, but we didn’t step up with the results. Then today I heard on the radio that Wout had won at Ruta del Sol – that was good news and gave us a little bit of extra motivation. That’s why we went so hard today.

Volta ao Algarve 2018 – stage 2 results (Sagres – Fóia):

1Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

4:49:51

2Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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3Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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4Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Jaime Roson (Movistar)

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6Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)

+03”

7Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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8Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)

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9Vicente Rubio (Aviludo-Louletano-Uli)

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10Richie Porte (BMC)

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General classification after stage 2:

1Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

9:37:49

2Jaime Roson (Movistar)

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3Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

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4Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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6Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)

+03”

7Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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8Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)

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9Vicente Rubio (Aviludo-Louletano-Uli)

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10Richie Porte (BMC)

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