Geraint Thomas wins the Volta ao Algarve

British Sky rider Geraint Thomas secures overall victory in Vola ao Algarve after a solid performance on the final climbing stage in Portugal, won by Alberto Contador

Geraint Thomas after stage 5 of the 2016 Volta ao Algarve

(Image credit: Watson)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has won the 2016 Volta ao Algarve in Portugal, successfully defending his victory in the race from last year.

Welshman Thomas placed fifth on the final, climb-filled stage behind Alberto Contador (Tinkoff). Contador's solo move on Alto do Malhao shows that his early-season climbing form is in a good place on a day that Grand Tour rivals Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movsitar) also took significant wins elsewhere.

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