Volta ao Algarve 2009: Stage 5. Colom 6th in the GC
Germany’s Heinrich Haussler won the the final stage of Portugal’s Volta ao Algarve Sunday in Portimão. The Cervélo TestTeam rider also was the winner of stage one. Belgians Greg Van Avermaet (Silence-Lotto) and Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) finished second and third.
Alberto Contador of team Astana finished first in the general classification. The Spaniard, winner of all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, took the lead of the race after he won yesterday’s time trial.
It was Contador’s first race of the season. He is building for a repeat win in the Tour de France.
Final general classification 1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 19.04.22 2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 1.06 3 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Liberty Seguros 1.07 4 Tiago Machado (Por) Madeinox Boavista 1.08 5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 1.09 6 Toni Colom (Spa) Team Katusha 1.23