2017 Volta ao Algarve

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2017 Volta ao Algarve
2017 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates15–19 February 2017
Stages5
Distance770.2 km (478.6 mi)
Winning time19h 04' 03"[1]
Results
Winner  Primož Roglič (Slovenia) (LottoNL–Jumbo)
  Second  Michał Kwiatkowski (Poland) (Team Sky)
  Third  Tony Gallopin (France) (Lotto–Soudal)

Points  André Greipel (Germany) (Lotto–Soudal)
Mountains  Juan Felipe Osorio (Colombia) (Team Manzana Postobón)
Youth  Tiesj Benoot (Belgium) (Lotto–Soudal)
  Team Astana
← 2016

The 2017 Volta ao Algarve was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Algarve region of Portugal between 15 and 19 February 2017. It was the 43rd edition of the Volta ao Algarve and was rated as a 2.HC event as part of the 2017 UCI Europe Tour.[2]

The race was won by Slovenian rider Primož Roglič for the LottoNL–Jumbo team,[3] having taken the race lead after top-three finishes in the second and third stages. Roglič maintained a 22-second lead over Team Sky's Michał Kwiatkowski from Poland for the remainder of the race, to take the biggest stage race win of his career.[4] The podium was completed by France's Tony Gallopin riding for the Lotto–Soudal team, a further 33 seconds in arrears of Kwiatkowski.

Two of Gallopin's teammates were to each win one of the race's sub-classifications; Tiesj Benoot won the young rider classification, finishing in eighth place overall while André Greipel won the points classification with a stage win and a second place during the race. Juan Felipe Osorio won the mountains classification for Team Manzana Postobón, while the teams classification was won by the Astana team.

Teams[edit]

24 teams were invited to take part in the race. These included eleven UCI WorldTeams, six UCI Professional Continental teams, and seven UCI Continental teams.[5]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

Route[edit]

The route for the race was announced on 8 December 2016.[6]

Stage schedule
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 15 February Albufeira to Lagos 182.9 km (114 mi) Flat stage  Fernando Gaviria (COL)
2 16 February Lagoa to Fóia 189.3 km (118 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Dan Martin (IRL)
3 17 February Sagres to Sagres 18 km (11 mi) Individual time trial  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP)
4 18 February Almodôvar to Tavira 203.4 km (126 mi) Flat stage  André Greipel (GER)
5 19 February Loulé to Alto do Malhão 179.2 km (111 mi) Medium-mountain stage  Amaro Antunes (POR)

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

15 February 2017 — Albufeira to Lagos, 182.9 km (114 mi)
Result of Stage 1[7]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Quick-Step Floors 4h 28' 31"
2  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
3  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
4  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
5  John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6  Baptiste Planckaert (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 0"
7  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
8  Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
9  Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Team Sky + 0"
10  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Jersey yellow.svgJersey red.svgJersey white.svg Quick-Step Floors 4h 28' 21"
2  Christoph Pfingsten (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 1"
3  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 4"
4  Justin Oien (USA) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 4"
5  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 6"
6  João Benta (POR) Rádio Popular–Boavista + 8"
7  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 10"
8  John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo + 10"
9  Baptiste Planckaert (BEL) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 10"
10  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Quick-Step Floors + 10"

Stage 2[edit]

16 February 2017 — Lagoa to Fóia, 189.3 km (118 mi)
Result of Stage 2[9]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors 4h 46' 35"
2  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
3  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 20"
4  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 33"
5  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 33"
6  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 35"
7  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 35"
8  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 35"
9  Edgar Pinto (POR) LA Alumínios / Metalusa Blackjack + 35"
10  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 46"
General classification after Stage 2[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Dan Martin (IRL) Jersey yellow.svgJersey red.svgJersey blue.svg Quick-Step Floors 9h 14' 56"
2  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 4"
3  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 26"
4  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 43"
5  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 43"
6  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 43"
7  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 45"
8  Edgar Pinto (POR) LA Alumínios / Metalusa Blackjack + 45"
9  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 45"
10  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Jersey white.svg Lotto–Soudal + 56"

Stage 3[edit]

17 February 2017 — Sagres to Sagres, 18 km (11 mi), individual time trial (ITT)
Result of Stage 3[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team 21' 24"
2  Tony Martin (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 4"
3  Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo + 5"
4  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 5"
5  Lars Boom (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 11"
6  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ + 12"
7  Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 16"
8  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 20"
9  Nelson Oliveira (POR) Movistar Team + 20"
10  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 21"
General classification after Stage 3[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg LottoNL–Jumbo 9h 36' 29"
2  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 22"
3  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 36"
4  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 55"
5  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 59"
6  Dan Martin (IRL) Jersey red.svgJersey blue.svg Quick-Step Floors + 1' 31"
7  Tony Martin (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 40"
8  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Jersey white.svg Lotto–Soudal + 1' 49"
9  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 54"
10  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 1' 56"

Stage 4[edit]

18 February 2017 — Almodôvar to Tavira, 203.4 km (126 mi)
Result of Stage 4[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 4h 57' 51"
2  John Degenkolb (GER) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
3  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
4  Arnaud Démare (FRA) FDJ + 0"
5  Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6  Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 0"
7  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Quick-Step Floors + 0"
8  Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
9  Michael Schwarzmann (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
10  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data + 0"
General classification after Stage 4[14]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg LottoNL–Jumbo 14h 34' 20"
2  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 22"
3  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 36"
4  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 55"
5  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 59"
6  Dan Martin (IRL) Jersey blue.svg Quick-Step Floors + 1' 31"
7  Tony Martin (GER) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 40"
8  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Jersey white.svg Lotto–Soudal + 1' 49"
9  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 54"
10  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 1' 56"

Stage 5[edit]

19 February 2017 — Loulé to Alto do Malhão, 179.2 km (111 mi)
Result of Stage 5[15]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor 4h 29' 28"
2  Vicente García de Mateos (ESP) Louletano–Hospital de Loulé + 12"
3  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Jersey white.svg Lotto–Soudal + 12"
4  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 15"
5  Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg LottoNL–Jumbo + 15"
6  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 15"
7  Jaime Rosón (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 15"
8  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 15"
9  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 15"
10  David de la Fuente (ESP) Louletano–Hospital de Loulé + 15"
Final general classification[16]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg LottoNL–Jumbo 19h 04' 03"
2  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky + 22"
3  Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 55"
4  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana + 59"
5  Amaro Antunes (POR) W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor + 1' 29"
6  Dan Martin (IRL) Quick-Step Floors + 1' 36"
7  Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Movistar Team + 1' 40"
8  Tiesj Benoot (BEL) Jersey white.svg Lotto–Soudal + 1' 42"
9  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Sporting / Tavira + 1' 56"
10  Edgar Pinto (POR) LA Alumínios / Metalusa Blackjack + 2' 19"

Classification leadership table[edit]

In the 2017 Volta ao Algarve, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey.[17] This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Volta ao Algarve, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a red jersey.[17] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a mass-start stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 13 for fourth, 10 for fifth, 8 for sixth, 6 for seventh, 4 for eighth, 2 for ninth and 1 for tenth place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a blue jersey.[17] In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey.[17] This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1994 were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.

Stage Winner General classification
Jersey yellow.svg
Mountains classification
Jersey blue.svg
Young rider classification
Jersey white.svg
Points classification
Jersey red.svg
Teams classification
1[18] Fernando Gaviria Fernando Gaviria Adam de Vos Fernando Gaviria Fernando Gaviria Quick-Step Floors
2[19] Dan Martin Dan Martin Dan Martin Tiesj Benoot Dan Martin Astana
3[20] Jonathan Castroviejo Primož Roglič Movistar Team
4[21] André Greipel André Greipel
5[1] Amaro Antunes Juan Felipe Osorio Astana
Final[1] Primož Roglič Juan Felipe Osorio Tiesj Benoot André Greipel Astana

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 2" [Stage 2 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarela (2)" [Individual - Yellow (2)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 3" [Stage 3 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarela (3)" [Individual - Yellow (3)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 4" [Stage 4 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarela (4)" [Individual - Yellow (4)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Classificação Individual Na Etapa 5" [Stage 5 Individual Standings]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Geral Individual - Amarela (5)" [Individual - Yellow (5)]. Classificações.net (in Portuguese). Classificações. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  17. ^ a b c d "43.ª Volta ao Algarve" [43rd Volta ao Algarve] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Etapa 1 de Albufeira a Lagos (182.9 Km)" [Stage 1 of Albufeira to Lagos (161 Km)] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Etapa 2 de Lagoa a Alto da Foia (189.3 Km)" [Stage 2 of Lagoa to Alto da Foia (189.3 Km)] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Etapa 3 de Sagres a Sagres (18 Km)" [Stage 3 of Sagres to Sagres (18 Km)] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Etapa 4 de Almodôvar a Tavira (203.4 Km)" [Stage 4 of Almodôvar to Tavira (203.4 Km)] (PDF). Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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