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2014/02/23 VALTER PEREIRA IS THE WINNER OF MOUNTAIN
Last stage took place today between Tavira and Vilamoura
In the last stage of the Algarve Tour, Valter Pereira, Team Banco BIC/Carmim/Tavira, became the winner of the mountain classification.
The final day was held between Tavira and Vilamoura, with a total of 155.8 KM and was won by Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). However, who got the yellow jersey was the Polish rider, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).
Valter Pereira wore the blue jersey, and joined the world's best riders we've been in Algarve lands since Wednesday. For the young athlete of 24 years old, this result was a dream came true: "I came with this idea of trying to score on the mountain, and it happened" said the rider of Team Banco BIC/Carmim/Tavira. "I just thank to my partners for the work they had to put me on the escapes and precious help in getting this jersey," continued the best climber of this race.
The rider was on the podium every day of the competition and joined to the list of great names of cycling world, as the world champion, Rui Costa, or even the Spanish Alberto Contador, among other prominent person: "being together the world's best riders is an honor and it means a growing evolution of the team”, said the athlete. "Show the colors of our team and our sponsors is also part of our goals and this was achieved", concluded the athlete.
In general individual classification, Daniel Mestre was the best athlete of Banco BIC/Carmim/Tavira, in 52nd, at 8 minutes and 7 seconds of the winner, Michal Kwiatkowski.
5th STAGE: Tavira – Vilamoura, 155,8 km
1.º Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), 3h24m10s
2.º Arnaud Démare (FDJ.fr), st
3.º Bryan Coquard (Europcar), st
4.º José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar), st
5.º Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida), st
6.º Alexey Tsatevitch (Katusha), st
7.º Danilo Napolitano (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), st
8.º Igor Boev (Rusvelo), st
9.º Thomas Leezer (Belkin), st
10.º Yoann Offredo (FDJ.fr), st
1.º Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
2.º Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), 19s
3.º Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida), 32s
4.º Alexandre Geniez (FDJ.fr), 1m13s
5.º Wilco Kelderman (Belkin), 1m32s
6.º Rubén Fernández (Caja Rural-RGA Seguros), 1m33s
7.º Christopher Horner (Lampre-Merida), 1m34s
8.º Eduard Prades (OFM-Quinta da Lixa), 1m35s
9.º Simon Spilak (Katusha), 1m41s
10.º Edgar Pinto (LA Alumínios-Antarte), 1m42s