Geraint Thomas stays second after Volta ao Algarve time trial as Luis Leon Sanchez crashes out

Fabian Cancellara won the 18km time trial after setting the early benchmark, with Tony Martin taking overall control

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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) stayed second in the overall standings after the Volta ao Algarve stage three time trial, as leader on the road Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) crashed out of the race.

Thomas finished 28 seconds behind the stage winner Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafrado) and 23 behind new GC leader Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) with his time of 21-25 on the 18km course.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).