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Tour of Algarve 2009 – Stages 1-5 Final – Contador Wins Overall

by pedalmag.com

February 22, 2009 (Portugal) РAlberto Contador (Spa) Astana wrapped up the Tour of Algarve today with a general classification win after winning two of five stages, including the individual time trial on Stage 4. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step finished second overall, followed by Rub̩n Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros in third.

Results (brief)

Stage 1

1. Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 4:31.43
2. Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Continental
3. Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
4. Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream
5. Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis

Stage 2

1. Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4:56.54
2. Manuel Cardoso (Por) Liberty Seguros
3. Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
4. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha
5. Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team

Stage 3

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
2. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
3. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
4. Tiago Machado (Por) Madeinox-Boavista
5. Rubén Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros

Stage 4

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
2. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
3. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
4. Tiago Machado (Por) Madeinox-Boavista
5. Rubén Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros

Stage 5

1. Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo TestTeam 4:16.04
2. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto
3. Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
4. Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Columbia-Highroad
5. Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis

Final GC after Stage 5

1. Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
2. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
3. Rubén Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros
4. Tiago Machado (Por) Madeinox-Boavista
5. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana





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