Though not a World Tour race, Portugal`s Volta Algarve is a major sports event every year. The 2017 edition held from the 15th to the 19th of February held all its promises.
Primoz Roglic wins overall leaving the time trial to Jonathan Castroviejo
Our Slovenian teammate made it to the 3rd place on the time trial but overall, after 19hours 4 minutes and 3 seconds, and without winning any of the five races, puts Lotto-NL Jumbo on the highest step of the podium, followed by Team Sky`s Michael Kwiatowski.
On 4 of the 5 stages, Compressport`s teammates assert themselves as cycling pros and made it to the top of the table. A remarkable performance to be noted from Lotto Soudal`s Andre Griepel (Stage 4), Quick-Step Floors` Fernado Gaviria (Stage 1) and Daniel Martin (Stage 2) and John Degenkolb from Trek-Segafredo (Stage 4).
Erick Agüero sets a new national record in compression clothing!
Who else but the local boy to make a mark on the Costa Rican Coastal Challenge. In Compressport`s compression clothing, Agüero grasps the 4th place, overall, with a time of 24:57:43. By so doing he beats the national record by 2 hours!
Gabi Molina finished her week`s challenge in the most classy manner: a 10th overall place in the women`s league. Time: 37:00:44.
Other Lands… Other Tracks… Other Wins…
Alejandro Valverde from Movistar was a pedal faster than him but Alberto Contador must be proud of his overall 2nd place at the Spanish Ruta del Sol.
David Hauss, new Compressport recruit, is beginning to set the statistics in his favour. Last weekend, he won the Antiguan Olympic Distance Triathlon in 2h01.
Craig Alexander goes on winning the Australian Husky Long Course Triathlon.
Tireless Michael Wardian stays in New Zealand after Tarawera, and wins a 6th place at the Shotover Moonlight Marathon.
The tough Hajar Ultra Race in the Emirates and its +4500 vertical meters did not deter Bulgarian Andrey Gridin from reaching the finish line first.
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