Pogacar Wins 2019 Volta Ao Algarve

Zdenek Stybar wins the final stage at Volta ao Algarve

Tadej Pogačar ( UAE Team Emirates ) sealed overall victory at the 2019 Volta ao Algarve after a dramatic final stage that saw Zdeněk Štybar ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) take the stage win. Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) took second, three seconds behind Štybar after the duo were part of a long-race attack 20km from the line. Wout Poels (Team Sky) took third on the day, nine seconds down, but the day belonged to Pogačar, who was a minute behind Kragh Andersen and in danger of losing the race at the bottom of the final climb. The 20-year-old Slovene staged a miraculous recovery on the Alto de Malhão, however, despite coming under attack from Poels and Enric Mas (Deceuninck-Quick Step). Pogačar’s recovery saw him close the gap to Kragh Andersen to just 15 seconds at the finish line, clinching the yellow jersey in only his third professional race. Kragh Andersen took ...

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