On today's 199 kilometer long stage with lot of climbs, Nikodemus Holler showed once again that we can rely on him as he could ride to a great 5th place. After a 4-man break went on the second climb through the twisted alleys in Portugal, Holler broke away from the first group with 40 kms to go and chased the leaders alone.
He did' nt catch the front any more, but could still put a time gap between him and the first bigger group.
Also the other guys did a great job and came with the first group to the finish. Salim Kipkemboi is now ranked 3rd in the youth classification and Awet Habtom from Eritrea ranked 4th.
All in all a great performance of the team and promising for the next stages.
Photo Credit: Marcel Hilger