GP Mosqueteiros / Rota do Marquês 2.3 (Portugal)
Stage 1 Report
Angel Edo of Milaneza MSS has won the first stage of the 5th GP Mosqueteiros
/ Rota do Marquês in Portugal. Nuno Alves of Barbot Torrie took the first
Mountain prize after an escape at the 5th km; by the time he reached the first
mountain prize he had 5 minutes on the peloton. After about 40 kms, the fugitive
had 6:23 on the peloton. At the second mountain prize, which Alves also took,
the gap to the peloton was 10:06.
After this the peloton gained ground on the escapee with Milaneza leading
the peloton. At the 100 km mark the peloton had closed the gap to only 4:04,
with Milaneza driving the front, however the gap opened up again to over five
minutes. Then Antarte-Rota Dos Move took over the front of the bunch and the
peloton whittled down the gap.
Alves also won the third mountain prize at the 132km mark, with Alberto
Benito of Antarte coming second and Yon Bru of LA Pecol coming third. Finally,
after almost 125 km away, at 133 kms Alves was absorbed by the peloton. Two
riders tried an escape near km 150, Adrian Palomares of Carvalhelhos and Juan
Olmo of Barbos, gaining a max of 17 seconds on the peloton but the escape was
shortlived. Coming down to the final kilometers, it was the Antarte and Milaneza teams at
the front. Alberto Benito of Antarte took the final mountain prize of the day,
with Yon Bru capturing second and Antarte's Jacek Morajko taking third place. It
was a bunch sprint for the line, with Milaneza's Edo and L.A. Pecol riders
Candido Barbosa and Yon Bru taking the top spots. Nuno Alves gained 10 mountain
points in today's stage, to Isarael Nunez's and Sergio Paulinho's (both from
team ASC Villa do Conde) three each.
Stage 1 Result
1 EDO, Angel ESP MILANEZA-MSS 4:37:34
2 BARBOSA, Candido POR L.A. PECOL s.t.
3 BRU, Yon ESP L.A. PECOL s.t.
4 CARDOSO, Pedro POR MILANEZA-MSS s.t.
5 MARKOV, Alexei RUS LOKOMOTIV s.t.
6 FERNANDEZ, David ESP COLCHON RELAX-Fuenla s.t.
7 SAMPAIO, Joaquim POR CARVALHELHOS-BOAVIST s.t.
8 GARCIA, David ESP CANTANHEDE-M-Marialv s.t.
9 BERENGUER, Jordi ESP PEPOLIM&IRMAOS-Ovare s.t.
10 SABIDO, Hugo POR BARBOT-TORRIE s.t.
11 MOLLER, Claus Michael DEN MILANEZA-MSS s.t.
12 PASAMONTES, Luis ESP COLCHON RELAX-Fuenla s.t.
13 REBOLLO, Jose Luis ESP COLCHON RELAX-Fuenla s.t.
14 MORAJKO, Jacek POL ANTARTE- Rota Dos Mo s.t.
15 NAVAS, David ESP COLCHON RELAX-Fuenla s.t.
16 YUS, Unai ESP CANTANHEDE-M-Marialv s.t.
17 LOPES, Pedro POR L.A. PECOL s.t.
18 MARTA, Nuno POR BARBOT-TORRIE s.t.
19 PETROV, Danail BUL CARVALHELHOS-BOAVIST s.t.
20 CASTANHEIRA, Bruno POR L.A. PECOL s.t.
Last year Milaneza's Rui Lavarinhas won this race (he is not listed on the race roster this year) so it's safe to say that Milaneza will want a repeat this year. Milaneza placed fourth place overall at
Paris Nice and Moller has good form, making his presence felt by a 10th place on
stage 4 and 12th on stage 7, reaching 7th overall in the French race. Bernabeu,
who was 6th overall at Paris Nice, is not riding this in this race. Angel Edo won the first stage at the
Volta ao Algarve (2.3) last month and was third in stages 2 and 3 as well, so the team looks to be
coming into this race with some strength, but no doubt it will be just as hotly
contested by the other Portuguese teams.
GP Mosqueteiros / Rota do Marquês POR 2.3
20 March - Stage 1: Covilha - Pombal - 186,2 Kms
21 March - Stage 2: Pombal - Marinha Grande - 170,9 kms
22 March - Stage 3: Marinha Grande - Oeiras - 196,8 kms
23 March - Stage 4: Oeiras (Santo Amaro) - Oeiras (Alto da Barra) Individual
Time Trial - 12,3 kms
1 Moller, Claus Michael (DEN)
2 Cardoso, Pedro (POR)
3 Barroso, Paulo (POR)
4 Edo, Angel (ESP)
5 Perez, Francisco (ESP)
6 Del Olmo, Txema (ESP)
7 Carneiro, Carlos (POR)
8 Silva, Renato (POR)
* Dir.:Manuel Zeferino
11 Sampaio, Joaquim (POR)
12 Arreitunandia, Pedro (ESP)
13 Palomares, Adrian (ESP)
14 Petrov, Danail (BUL)
15 Day, Benjamin (AUS)
* Dir.:Jose Santos
21 Markov, Alexei (RUS)
22 Gritsoun, Edouard (RUS)
23 Klimov, Serguei (RUS)
24 Smyslov, Denis (RUS)
25 Brutt, Pavel (RUS)
26 Serov, Alexander (RUS)
27 Eskov, Nikita (RUS)
28 Rodionov, Oleg (RUS)
* Dir.:Alexander Kuznetsov
Antarte- Rota Dos Move
31 Silva, Joao (POR)
32 Fernandez, Gerardo (ARG)
33 Felgueiras, Ricardo (POR)
34 Santos, Virgilio (POR)
35 Benito, Alberto (ESP)
36 Morajko, Jacek (POL)
37 Sousa, Fernando (POR)
38 Quiterio, Cesar (POR)
* Dir.:Jose Monteiro
41 Yus, Unai (ESP)
42 Costa, Pedro (POR)
43 Sousa, Elio (POR)
44 Ferreira, Paulo (POR)
45 Vitor, Hugo (POR)
46 Garcia, David (ESP)
47 Gamito, Victor (POR)
48 Mosquera, Ezequiel (ESP)
* Dir.:Benjamin Carvalho
51 Sabido, Hugo (POR)
52 Marta, Nuno (POR)
53 Pinho, Carlos (POR)
54 Alves, Nuno (POR)
55 Gonzalez, Eduardo (ESP)
56 Olmo, Juan (ESP)
57 Diaz, Oscar (ESP)
58 Climent, Christian (ESP)
* Dir.:Carlos Pereira
ASC-Vila Do Conde
61 Fernandez, Victoriano (ESP)
62 Rodrigues, Quintino (POR)
63 Nuñez, Isarael (ESP)
64 Mila, Rafael (ESP)
65 Morais, Marco (POR)
66 Paulinho, Sergio (POR)
67 Ribeiro, Sergio (POR)
68 Serrano, Oscar (ESP)
** Dir.:Jose A. Silva
71 Baranowski, Dariusz (POL)
72 Brozyna, Tomasz (POL)
73 Tonkov, Pavel (RUS)
74 Chmielewski, Piotr (POL)
75 Mickiewicz, Jacek (POL)
76 Sosenka, Ondrej (CZE)
77 Romanik, Radoslaw (POL)
78 Kohut, Seweryn (POL)
* Dir.:Andrzej Sypytowski
81 Elias, Jose Miguel (ESP)
82 Fernandez, David (ESP)
83 Navas, David (ESP)
84 Nieto, German (ESP)
85 Pasamontes, Luis (ESP)
86 Perez, Sergio (ESP)
87 Rebollo, Jose Luis (ESP)
* Dir.:Jose M. Perez
Porta Da Ravessa-Tavir
91 Simao, Nelio (POR)
92 Lopes, Helder (POR)
93 Jimenez, Jose (ESP)
94 Costa, Ricardo (POR)
95 Andrade, Joaquim (POR)
96 , Vidal Fitas (POR)
* Dir.:Nentcho Dimitrov
National Selection Esperanças
101 Broco, Hernani (POR)
102 Torre, Jorge (POR)
103 Anao, Edgar (POR)
104 Cabreira, Joao (POR)
105 Sa, Bruno (POR)
106 Neves, Bruno (POR)
107 Vital, Andre (POR)
108 Pereira, Paulo (POR)
* Dir.:Jose Poeira
111 Castanheira, Bruno (POR)
112 Barbosa, Candido (POR)
113 Roque, Rui (POR)
114 Rodrigues, Orlando (POR)
115 Lopes, Pedro (POR)
116 Zintchenko, Andrei (RUS)
117 Bru, Yon (ESP)
118 Andrade, Pedro (POR)
* Dir.:Americo Silva
Pepolim & Irmaos-Ovarens
121 Magalhaes, Pedro (POR)
122 Romero, Oscar (ESP)
123 De La Torre, Xavier (ESP)
124 Berenguer, Jordi (ESP)
125 Oliveira, Jose (POR)
126 De La Torre, Segis (ESP)
127 Pinho, Alexandre (POR)
128 Hermida, Pedro (ESP)
* Dir.:Jorge Henriques
2002 Rui Lavarinhas (Por - Milaneza-MSS)
2001 Igor González de Galdeano (Spa - O.N.C.E.)
2000 José Azevedo (Por - Maia-MSS) (*)
1999 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita - Mapei)
1998 Cândido Barbosa (Por - Banesto)
1997 Saulius Sarkauskas (Lit - Recer-Boavista)
(*) The contest kicked off in 1997 as Grande Prémio Portugal Telekom, and
took its current name in 2001. In the year 2000 TWO different races took places:
the GP Portugal Telekom, won by Azevedo, and the GP dos Mosqueteiros, a UCI-2.12
ranked competition held at national level and won by Carlos Carneiro (Por - Maia-MSS).