Friday, June 23, 2017
@Cycling #Portugal Domingos Goncalves Trial national champion
Domingos Gonçalves (RP-Boavista) surprised the competition and won today national champion of counter-clock in the elite category.
In the return to this event, after the 12th place of two years ago, the Barcelos racer had the best time in all the time points, finishing the 33.9 kilometers, played in Santa Maria da Feira, in 42m19s.
Rafael Reis (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), a great favorite because Nelson Oliveira did not align, started strong, "relieved" the pace in the second third and accelerated in the end, but not enough to overcome the more consistent Domingos Gonçalves. Rafael Reis had to settle for second place, 5 seconds behind the first.
Sérgio Paulinho (Efapel) started slow but recovered enough to climb to the podium with the third record, 20 seconds from the best.