Pedal power

The Palmeiras Resort/Tavira’s Martin Garrido put in a great performance during the weekend’s Liberty Seguros cycling Grand Prix to win the second stage by 16 seconds, but it was another Algarve rider, Daniel Silva, who assumed the overall lead he was never to relinquish thereafter.

The Loulé Cycling Club ace saw off successive challenges from Rui Costa, Tiago Machado and ultimately Tavira’s André Cardoso to bring home the yellow jersey 18 seconds clear of his pursuers for the first big win of his career.