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Geraint Thomas extends Volta ao Algarve lead with time trial victory

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Geraint Thomas extended his overall lead at the Volta ao Algarve with victory in stage 3’s time trial.

The Team Sky rider was untouchable as he completed the 20.3km course in 24m09s.

Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) set an early strong time and sat nervously in the hot seat until Thomas stormed in 11 seconds faster.

“It was nice to get a win and like I said yesterday I didn’t expect it”, said Thomas. “With the first race of the year you’re always a bit unsure but I’ve done some decent work and it’s all seemed to come together today.

“I tried to start strong and hold on and luckily I was able to. After just five days of racing you never know how your body will react, especially at this time of year and there’s a lot of strong riders here so I’m not taking anything for granted. Victories are few and far between so I’ll enjoy this.”

Volta ao Algarve 2018 – stage 3 results (Lagoa – Lagoa ITT):

1Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

24:09

2Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal)

+11”

3Stefan Küng (BMC)

+19”

4Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+22”

5Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)

+23”

6Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+27”

7Tejay van Garderen (BMC)

+48”

8Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+49”

9Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)

+50”

10Lukasz Wisniowski (Team Sky)

+51”

General classification after stage 3:

1Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

10:01:58

2Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+22”

3Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)

+32”

4Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+52”

5Tejay van Garderen (BMC)

+53”

6Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’01”

7Jaime Roson (Movistar)

+01’18”

8Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)

+01’19”

9Felix Grossschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’20”

10Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)

+01’24”