Tavira pedal power

David Blanco (pictured) raced into the history books when becoming the first foreign-born rider to record a hat-trick of Tour of Portugal wins in Lisbon on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Spanish Palmeiras Resort-Tavira star grabbed the 72nd edition of the country’s most important cycling event by the scruff of the neck at the half-way stage and never looked like being

caught thereafter.