Thomas retains Volta ao Algarve title

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas won the road race gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas successfully defended his Volta ao Algarve title after finishing fifth in Sunday’s final stage.

Alberto Contador won the stage in a time of four hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds.

Team Sky’s Thomas, 29, was 28 seconds behind, while previous leader Tony Martin drifted out of contention.

Ion Izagirre finished second overall, 19 seconds behind Thomas, with Contador third, a further seven seconds back.

Overall standings

1st: Geraint Thomas (GB) Sky, 18:34:15

2nd: Ion Izagirre (Esp) Movistar +19

3rd: Alberto Contador (Esp) Tinkoff +26

4th: Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ +32

5th: Primoz Roglic (Sl) Lotto NL-Jumbo +49

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/35623513

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