Geraint Thomas the penultimate man off in Friday's Volta ao Algarve time trial

The 18km time trial in Sagres will likely not be decisive in the Volta ao Algarve but Geraint Thomas could move into the leader's jersey on stage three

Geraint Thomas in action during the Stage Nine ITT of the 2015 Tour de Suisse (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) could move into the overall lead at the Volta ao Algarve after the stage three time trial, where the Welshman is among the favourites to win the stage.

Thomas will face stiff competition for the stage win, with the likes of Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step), Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Alex Dowsett (Movistar) also present in Portugal.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.