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Index: 2009 Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Race Program
By Fabio
Date: 2/26/2009
Index: 2009 Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Race Program

Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Race Program & Index
The 2009 Volta ao Algarve kicked off on Wednesday (February 18) in Albufeire, Portugal and ended in Portimao on Sunday, February 22. The season debut for triple grand tour winner Alberto Contador who did not disappoint his fans or team...

In the end Alberto opened the 2009 season the way he closed the previous year... by winning.

Alberto Contador gets his kisses from the misses... only one more stage to clinch his victory in the 2008 Vuelta and join the pantheon of cycling gods who have won all three grand tours. Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Stage 1
Cervelo's Heinrich Haussler opens 2009 Volta ao Algarve. Haussler rounds off excellent team work. Dennis van Winden and Koldo Fernandez second and third. Season debut of Alberto Contador.
Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Stage 2
Euskaltel's Orange Warrior, Koldo Fernandez takes the stage and control of the race. Cervelo's Heinrich Haussler leads Best Young Rider...
Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Stage 3
Katusha continues to rock! Colom wins mountain stage in Algarve ahead of Tour, Giro and Vuelta winner Alberto Contador. Colom leads with slight margin with the ITT to come.
Volta ao Algarve (2.1) - Stage 4
Astana in winning ways. Tour de France, Giro D'Italia and Vuelta D'Espana winner Alberto Contador outclasses the competition in the 33,7 km Time Trial in the Algarve. Chavanel and Klöden in second and third. Contador new leader!
Volta ao Algarve (2.1) – Stage 5
22 Feb 2009
Cervelo'sYoung Heinrich HAussler ended the race as he began it with the stage victory. Alberto Contador leads off his year with his first stage race victory.

Stage 20 2008 Vuelta: Valverde looks over his shoulder only to find Alberto Contador,  and the Astana team in close attendance. Photo © 2008 Fotoreporter Sirotti


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