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Volta ao Algarve 2011 Stage 1 Full Results, Photos – Contador Back as Gilbert Wins – Hesjedal 29th

by pedalmag.com

February 16, 2011 (Portugal) – Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard made his 2011 debut as the Volta ao Algarve got underway with Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto taking the win on Stage 1 from Estadio Algarve to Albufeira, 157.5km.

Contador received the green light from the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) on Tuesday as it reversed its decision regarding the proposed controversial one-year doping suspension for his positive test for Clenbuterol. After a lengthy deliberation the RFEC recommended no ban – read more here.

Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team was second and André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto placed third. Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal (Team Garmin-Cervelo) finished in 29th, Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling was 38th and Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling was 116th.

Results

1. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:36:36
2. Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:05
3. André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto
4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
5. Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
6. Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
7. John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad
8. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack
9. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
10. Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
11. Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
12. Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
13. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
14. Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek
15. Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot-Efapel
16. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
17. Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack
18. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
19. Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
20. Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Rabobank Cycling Team
21. André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira
22. Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23. Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana
24. Stephen Cummings (Gbr) Sky Procycling
25. Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot-Efapel
26. Raul Alarcon Garcia (Esp) Barbot-Efapel
27. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo
28. Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
29. Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
30. Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling
31. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad
32. Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling
33. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana
34. Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad
35. Grégory Rast (Sui) Team RadioShack
36. Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo
37. Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
38. Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling
39. José Herrada Lopez (Esp) Caja Rural
40. Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
41. Santiago Perez Fernandez (Esp) Barbot-Efapel
42. Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad
43. Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team
44. Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana
45. Greg Henderson (Nzl) Sky Procycling
46. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana
47. Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek
48. Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
49. Henrique Casimiro (Por) Tavira
50. Alejandro Marque Porto (Esp) Onda
51. Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
52. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
53. Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 0:12
54. Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
55. Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek
56. Oliver Zaugg (Sui) Leopard Trek
57. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
58. Delio Fernandez Cruz (Esp) Onda
59. Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
60. Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
61. Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
62. Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
63. Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
64. David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira
65. Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad
66. Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling
67. Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto
68. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
69. Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad
70. Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard
71. Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
72. Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
73. Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
74. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75. Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
76. Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling
77. Edgar Miguel Lemos Pinto (Por) LA-Antarte
78. Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
79. Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
80. Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad
81. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard
82. Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
83. Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:24
84. Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:26
85. Hernani Broco (Por) LA-Antarte 0:29
86. Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Efapel
87. Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira
88. Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot-Efapel
89. Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda
90. Josep Jufre Pou (Esp) Pro Team Astana
91. Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad
92. Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
93. Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
94. Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Team RadioShack
95. Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
96. Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek
97. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
98. Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
99. Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
100. Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte 0:12
101. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:45
102. Alberto Morras Fernandez (Esp) Onda
103. Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:48
104. José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice
105. Daniel Mestre (Por) Tavira
106. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
107. Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
108. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
109. Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard
110. Ruben Martinez (Esp) Caja Rural
111. Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
112. Martin Elmiger (Sui) AG2R La Mondiale
113. Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
114. Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek
115. Daniel Alexandre Freitas (Por) Barbot-Efapel 1:02
116. Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
117. Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
118. Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 1:14
119. Bruno Matos Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte
120. Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:21
121. Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 1:26
122. Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek 1:30
123. Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte 1:34
124. Amaro Antunes (Por) LA-Antarte 1:43
125. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Esp) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:44
126. Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda 1:46
127. Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 2:00
128. Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Tavira
129. Tomas Swift Metcalfe (Gbr) Tavira
130. Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
131. Rui Vinhas (Por) LA-Antarte 2:05
132. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:24
133. Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:38
134. Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte 2:50
135. Bruno Antero Lima (Por) Onda 2:55
136. Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural
137. Víctor De La Parte (Esp) Caja Rural
138. Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Esp) Onda
139. Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
140. Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team
141. Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
142. Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
143. Nelson Oliveira (Esp) Team RadioShack
144. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto
145. Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
146. Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural
147. Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Caja Rural
148. Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda
149. Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
150. Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
151. William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 3:18
152. Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
153. David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4:49
154. David Millar (Gbr) Team Garmin-Cervelo
155. Arturo Mora Ortiz (Esp) Caja Rural
156. Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira 5:07
157. Charles Wegelius (Gbr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
158. Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling
159. Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
160. César Fonte (Por) Barbot-Efapel
161. Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
162. Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
163. Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo
164. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
165. Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
HD Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:38:34
DNF Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Esp) Caja Rural
DNF Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team

GC after Stage 1
1. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:36:26
2. Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:09
3. André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11
4. Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:15
5. Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team
6. Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
7. John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad
8. Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack
9. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
10. Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
11. Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
12. Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
13. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
14. Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek
15. Filipe Duarte Sousa Cardoso (Por) Barbot-Efapel
16. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
17. Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack
18. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
19. Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
20. Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Rabobank Cycling Team
21. André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Tavira
22. Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23. Allan Davis (Aus) Pro Team Astana
24. Stephen Cummings (Gbr) Sky Procycling
25. Sergio Ferreira Sousa (Por) Barbot-Efapel
26. Raul Alarcon Garcia (Esp) Barbot-Efapel
27. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo
28. Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
29. Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
30. Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling
31. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad
32. Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling
33. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana
34. Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad
35. Grégory Rast (Sui) Team RadioShack
36. Martijn Maaskant (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo
37. Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
38. Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling
39. José Herrada Lopez (Esp) Caja Rural
40. Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
41. Santiago Perez Fernandez (Esp) Barbot-Efapel
42. Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad
43. Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team
44. Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana
45. Greg Henderson (Nzl) Sky Procycling
46. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana
47. Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek
48. Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
49. Henrique Casimiro (Por) Tavira
50. Alejandro Marque Porto (Esp) Onda
51. Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
52. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
53. Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 0:22
54. Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
55. Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek
56. Oliver Zaugg (Sui) Leopard Trek
57. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
58. Delio Fernandez Cruz (Esp) Onda
59. Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
60. Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
61. Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
62. Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
63. Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
64. David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Tavira
65. Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad
66. Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling
67. Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto
68. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
69. Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad
70. Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard
71. Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
72. Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
73. Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
74. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75. Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
76. Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling
77. Edgar Miguel Lemos Pinto (Por) LA-Antarte
78. Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
79. Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
80. Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad
81. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard
82. Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
83. Hugo Sabido (Por) LA-Antarte
84. Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:34
85. Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:36
86. Hernani Broco (Por) LA-Antarte 0:39
87. Sergio Miguel Vieira Ribeiro (Por) Barbot-Efapel
88. Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Tavira
89. Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa (Por) Barbot-Efapel
90. Ricardo Vilela (Por) Onda
91. Josep Jufre Pou (Esp) Pro Team Astana
92. Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad
93. Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
94. Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
95. Jesse Sergent (Nzl) Team RadioShack
96. Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
97. Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek
98. Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
99. Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
100. Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
101. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:55
102. Alberto Morras Fernandez (Esp) Onda
103. Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:58
104. José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice
105. Daniel Mestre (Por) Tavira
106. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
107. Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
108. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Esp) Saxo Bank Sungard
109. Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard
110. Ruben Martinez (Esp) Caja Rural
111. Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
112. Martin Elmiger (Sui) AG2R La Mondiale
113. Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
114. Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek
115. Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:10
116. Daniel Alexandre Freitas (Por) Barbot-Efapel 1:12
117. Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
118. Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 1:24
119. Bruno Matos Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte
120. Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 1:31
121. Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 1:36
122. Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek 1:40
123. Hugo De Matos Sancho (Por) LA-Antarte 1:44
124. Amaro Antunes (Por) LA-Antarte 1:53
125. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Esp) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:54
126. Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda 1:56
127. Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 2:10
128. Luis Filipe Albino Silva (Por) Tavira
129. Tomas Swift Metcalfe (Gbr) Tavira
130. Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
131. Rui Vinhas (Por) LA-Antarte 2:15
132. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:34
133. Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:48
134. Bruno Silva (Por) LA-Antarte 3:00
135. Bruno Antero Lima (Por) Onda 3:05
136. Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Caja Rural
137. Víctor De La Parte (Esp) Caja Rural
138. Ion Pardo Abarzuza (Esp) Onda
139. Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
140. Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team
141. Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
142. Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
143. Nelson Oliveira (Esp) Team RadioShack
144. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Omega Pharma-Lotto
145. Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
146. Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural
147. Joaquin Sobrino (Esp) Caja Rural
148. Daniel Eduardo Moreira Silva (Por) Onda
149. Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
150. Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
151. William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 3:28
152. Steven Van Vooren (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator
153. Arturo Mora Ortiz (Esp) Caja Rural 4:56
154. David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4:59
155. David Millar (Gbr) Team Garmin-Cervelo
156. César Fonte (Por) Barbot-Efapel 5:12
157. Ricardo Mestre (Por) Tavira 5:15
158. Charles Wegelius (Gbr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 5:17
159. Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling
160. Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
161. Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
162. Morgan Schmitt (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
163. Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo
164. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
165. Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling





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