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.

Unfortunately this race doesn't seem to be on television at all, so you won't be able to see your favourite riders actually doing the time trial, but here are the times they will hit the 18km stage.

Selected riders:

12:46:00 Matthias Brandle (Swi) IAM Cycling

13:45:00 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar

14:22:00 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo

15:07:00 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar

General Classification top 20:

15:09:00 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff

15:10:00 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

15:11:00 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx-Quick Step

15:12:00 Andre Cardoso (Por) Cannondale

15:13:00 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana

15:14:00 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ

15:15:00 Fränk Schleck (USA) Trek-Segafredo

15:16:00 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Soudal

15:17:00 Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx-Quick Step

15:18:00 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha

15:19:00 Jarlinson Pantano (Col) IAM Cycling

15:20:00 Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto-Soudal

15:21:00 Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA

15:22:00 Amaro Antunes (Por) La Aluminios/Antarte

15:23:00 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ

15:24:00 Tiago Machado (Por) Katusha

15:25:00 Ion Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar

15:26:00 Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo

15:27:00 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky

15:28:00 Luis León Sánchez (Kaz) Astana

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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.