2012 Volta ao Algarve

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2012 Volta ao Algarve
Race details
Dates 15–19 February
Stages 5
Distance 745.2 km (463.0 mi)
Winning time 19h 02' 43" (39.128 km/h or 24.313 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Richie Porte (AUS) (Team Sky)
Second  Tony Martin (GER) (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Third  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) (Team Sky)

Points  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) (Team Sky)
Mountains  Sérgio Sousa (POR) (Efapel-Glassdrive)
Sprints  Raúl Alarcón (ESP) (Efapel-Glassdrive)
Team Team Sky
2011
2013

The 2012 Volta ao Algarve was the 38th edition of the Volta ao Algarve cycling stage race. It was held from 15–19 February 2012, and was rated as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.[1]

The race was won by Australia's Richie Porte,[2] of Team Sky, after taking the overall lead with victory on the third stage, and held the lead to the end of the race. Porte's winning margin over runner-up Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) – the defending race winner – was 37 seconds,[2] and Porte's team-mate Bradley Wiggins completed the podium, seven seconds behind Martin and 44 seconds down on Porte.[2] In the race's other classifications, Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen won the points classification, Efapel-Glassdrive pairing Sérgio Sousa and Raúl Alarcón won the mountains and sprints classifications respectively, and Team Sky finished at the head of the teams classification.[2]

Teams and cyclists[edit]

20 teams competed in the 2012 Volta ao Algarve. Among them were 11 UCI ProTour teams, four UCI Professional Continental teams, and five Continental teams.

The teams competing were:[3]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

15 February 2012 — Dunas Douradas to Albufeira, 151.0 km (93.8 mi)[4]
Stage 1 Result[5]
Rider Team Time
1  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol 4h 02' 17"
2  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team s.t.
3  Matti Breschel (DEN) Rabobank s.t.
4  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM s.t.
5  Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
6  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
7  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team s.t.
8  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator s.t.
9  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky s.t.
10  Jan Bakelants (BEL) RadioShack-Nissan s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1[6]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Jersey yellow.svgJersey white.svg Lotto-Belisol 4h 02' 07"
2  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4"
3  Matti Breschel (DEN) Rabobank + 6"
4  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM + 10"
5  Nicolas Roche (IRL) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 10"
6  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 10"
7  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 10"
8  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator + 10"
9  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky + 10"
10  Jan Bakelants (BEL) RadioShack-Nissan + 10"

Stage 2[edit]

16 February 2012 — Faro to Lagoa, 187.5 km (116.5 mi)[7]
Stage 2 Result[8]
Rider Team Time
1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky 4h 57' 23"
2  Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM s.t.
3  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
4  Matti Breschel (DEN) Rabobank s.t.
5  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
6  Lloyd Mondory (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
7  Francesco Lasca (ITA) Caja Rural s.t.
8  Koldo Fernández (ESP) Garmin-Barracuda s.t.
9  Nikolas Maes (BEL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
10  Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2[9]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Jersey yellow.svg Team Sky 8h 59' 30"
2  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 0"
3  Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM + 4"
4  Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4"
5  Matti Breschel (DEN) Jersey white.svg Rabobank + 6"
6  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale + 10"
7  Björn Leukemans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM + 10"
8  Fabian Wegmann (GER) Garmin-Barracuda + 10"
9  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 10"
10  Jan Bakelants (BEL) RadioShack-Nissan + 10"

Stage 3[edit]

17 February 2012 — Castro Marim to Alto do Malhão, 194.6 km (120.9 mi)[10]
Stage 3 Result[11]
Rider Team Time
1  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky 4h 55' 11"
2  Tiago Machado (POR) RadioShack-Nissan + 8"
3  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 8"
4  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 24"
5  Wout Poels (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 24"
6  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 24"
7  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda + 31"
8  José Mendes (POR) LA-Antarte + 35"
9  Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 40"
10  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 40"
General Classification after Stage 3[12]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Richie Porte (AUS) Jersey yellow.svg Team Sky 13h 54' 41"
2  Tiago Machado (POR) RadioShack-Nissan + 12"
3  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 14"
4  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 34"
5  Wout Poels (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 34"
6  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 34"
7  José Mendes (POR) LA-Antarte + 45"
8  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda + 48"
9  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 49"
10  Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 50"

Stage 4[edit]

18 February 2012 — Vilamoura to Tavira, 186.3 km (115.8 mi)
Stage 4 Result[13]
Rider Team Time
1  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 4h 35' 01"
2  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step s.t.
3  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Garmin-Barracuda s.t.
4  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Sky s.t.
5  Francesco Lasca (ITA) Caja Rural s.t.
6  Koldo Fernández (ESP) Garmin-Barracuda s.t.
7  Kris Boeckmans (BEL) Vacansoleil-DCM s.t.
8  Anthony Ravard (FRA) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
9  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol s.t.
10  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4[14]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Richie Porte (AUS) Jersey yellow.svg Team Sky 18h 29' 42"
2  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 12"
3  Tiago Machado (POR) RadioShack-Nissan + 12"
4  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 34"
5  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 34"
6  Wout Poels (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 34"
7  José Mendes (POR) LA-Antarte + 45"
8  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda + 48"
9  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 49"
10  Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 50"

Stage 5[edit]

19 February 2012 — Lagoa to Portimão, 25.8 km (16.0 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Stage 5 Result[15]
Rider Team Time
1  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky 32' 48"
2  Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 0"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Jersey yellow.svg Team Sky + 13"
4  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 14"
5  Jesse Sergent (NZL) RadioShack-Nissan + 14"
6  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 29"
7  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda + 39"
8  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 53"
9  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Jersey white.svg Team Sky + 56"
10  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank + 56"
Final General Classification[16]
Cyclist Team Time
1  Richie Porte (AUS) Jersey yellow.svg Team Sky 19h 02' 43"
2  Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 37"
3  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 44"
4  Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 50"
5  Rui Costa (POR) Movistar Team + 58"
6  Tiago Machado (POR) RadioShack-Nissan + 1' 02"
7  Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 1' 13"
8  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda + 1' 14"
9  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil-DCM + 1' 33"
10  Gianni Meersman (BEL) Lotto-Belisol + 1' 39"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification
Mountains Classification
Sprints Classification
Points Classification
Teams Classification
1 Gianni Meersman Gianni Meersman Karsten Kroon Karsten Kroon Gianni Meersman Ag2r-La Mondiale
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen Edvald Boasson Hagen Raúl Alarcón Matti Breschel Vacansoleil-DCM
3 Richie Porte Richie Porte Sérgio Sousa Movistar Team
4 Gerald Ciolek Edvald Boasson Hagen
5 Bradley Wiggins Team Sky
Final Richie Porte Sérgio Sousa Raúl Alarcón Edvald Boasson Hagen Team Sky

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Geral Individual 2" [General individual ranking 2]. Classificações (in Portuguese). Fullsport. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
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  13. ^ "Classificação individual na Etapa 4" [Stage 4 individual ranking]. Classificações (in Portuguese). Fullsport. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Geral Individual 4" [General individual ranking 4]. Classificações (in Portuguese). Fullsport. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Classificação individual na Etapa 5" [Stage 5 individual ranking]. Classificações (in Portuguese). Fullsport. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Geral Individual 5" [General individual ranking 5]. Classificações (in Portuguese). Fullsport. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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