News | Volta ao Algarve | Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol February 23, 2020

Rui Costa 4th overall at Volta Algarve/ McNulty 7th in Vuelta Andalucia

Costa just off the podium in home race

After a stage victory and 3rd place overall at the Saudi Tour, Rui Costa has continued his strong run of form with 4th place overall in the Volta ao Algarve (2.Pro).



The final day was won by Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck Quick Step) who claims the race overall, while Mikkel Bjerg was best of the UAE squad in 11th on the individual time trial around Lagoa (20.3km).



Rui Costa : “I’m very happy with the race.It was a hilly parcours here in Algarve and we were there on both of the really hard days fighting for the win. Today I gave the TT my best crack and got 4th. Obviously I was hoping for the podium but just to be back here racing well in Portugal and in front of my friends and family is very special. Now I’ll be looking forward towards my next race which will be Strade Bianche. ”


Stage 5 results

1. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 24h07’8’’
2.Rohan Dennis (Ineos) +10’’
3.Stefan Kung (FDJ) +19’’
11. Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) +52’’



Final General Classification

1. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)
2. Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) +38’’
3. Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) +39’’
4. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) +56’’


McNulty 7th in Vuelta Andalucia



American 5th in final Mijas TT



Brandon McNulty continued his steady progression with 5th place overall in the final 13km time-trial in Mijas on stage 5 of the Vuelta Andalucia (2.Pro).



This result bumped McNulty up to 7th on the general classification behind race winner Jakob Fuglsang (Astana).



McNulty : “It was a hard TT effort – up and down for the whole course. I’m happy with how the week went but a little frustrated that I lost time on the first day. The last two days I finished strong though so I’m confident heading into my next race which will be Pars-Nice. This has been a tough week with climbing every day so now I’ll take a small break and keep building up form.”



Stage 5 results
1.Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McClaren) 17’57’’
2.Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) +0’’
3. Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-Scott) +2’’
5. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +27’’


Final General Classification

1.Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) 17h47’58’’
2.Jack Haig (Bahrain-McLaren) +59’’
3.Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) +1’12’’
7.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +3’08’’