Friday, June 1, 2018

@Cycling team national #PeaceRace #Portugal remanin in 6th Ivo Oliveira and Rui Oliveira continue in the top 10th after two stages

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Team Portugal riders finished today the second stage of the Czech Republic's Peace Race, integrated into the main squad. Ivo Oliveira and Rui Oliveira remain in the top 10 overall. The Seleção is in sixth collective place among 22 nations.

The 133-kilometer journey between Jesenik and Rymarov was marked by multiple attacks, which did not come to scare the squad, who grouped themselves to enter the final circuit, which would be covered four times.

It was already in this circuit that stood out a group of seven cyclists , among which was the Portuguese Rui Oliveira. The group ended up being successful, discussing the stage, only that the Gaiense was not in that fight, because took off from the front of the race. Samuele Battistella was the fastest, ahead of the Norwegian Hakon Aalrust and the Danish Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen, second and third, respectively.

All elements of Team Portugal cut the goal to 23 seconds of the first, integrated in the squad. Ivo Oliveira was 35, followed by Tiago Antunes, 40, Rui Oliveira, 43, Gonçalo Carvalho, 40, Gonçalo Leaça, 96, and Venceslau Fernandes, 102

Samuele Battistella took the overall lead with 6 seconds ahead of Hakon Aalrust and 12 ahead of Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen. Team Portugal continues with two cyclists  on the overall top 10. Ivo Oliveira is seventh, 29 seconds, and Rui Oliveira is ninth, 31. The rest of the formation comes in the following order: Gonçalo Leaça, 73, 40 seconds, Gonçalo Carvalho, 85, and Tiago Antunes, 86, both to 42 seconds, and Venceslau Fernandes, 97, to 45 seconds.

Team Portugal is in sixth place among 22 participating nations.

This Saturday runs the second stage in line, 151 kilometers between Krnov and Dlouhé Stréne. The starter will be given at 11:00 a.m., with a very hard journey, with three mountains in the final 60 km, the last one coinciding with the goal. It is the first opportunity for climbers to begin to revolutionize the overall classification.