February 17, 2018
Sky leads at the Algarve and Ruta de Sol, BMC's Van Avermaet loses lead to Astana's Alexey Lutsenko in Oman
Sky's Geraint Thomas maintains his lead at the 44th Volata ao Algarve after winning the stage three Inidvidual time trial. The Welshman beat Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudalv) by 11 seconds to extend his lead to 22 seconds over teammate Michal Kwiatkowski, with Nelson Oliviera of Movistar in third at 32 seconds.
Meanwhile a few hundred miles arounf the coast in Spain Sky's Wout Poels is holding off Luis Leaon Sanchez by a scant two seconds at the Ruta de Sol, with Tim Wellnes (Lotto Soudal) in third.
In Oman, on Queen stage five to Jabal Al Akhdha Astana dominated the day with Miguel Angel Lopez taking the stage win while teammate Alexey Lutsenko finished second to took leader’s jersey from the Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team).
Race Results - 64th Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (2.HC) after 3 Stages
Race Results - 44th Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta (2.HC) Stage 3 (ITT) : Lagoa to Lagoa (20.3k)
Tour of Oman (2.HC) - Results after Four Stages