Hot Wheels

Palmeiras Resort-Tavira’s Cândido Barbosa started cycling’s 3rd Tour of Maia as favourite, but after finishing the opening stage only in 11th place the veteran was always chasing the field. Instead it was 2005 Tour of the Algarve winner Hugo Sabido (LA-Paredes) who emerged victorious with Tavira’s Alejandro Marque the highest finisher of his team in fifth.