Volta ao Algarve | Stage Five | Almodovar to Vilamoura

Stage five was a chance for the sprinters, with the only flat run-in to the finish line over the five days of racing at Volta ao Algarve. The Orange & Black assembled as planned on the final laps, delivering the team’s sprinters to a chance at the finish. Unfortunately, they were boxed in the narrow, twisty final kilometer and were not able to contest the sprint. Despite the missed opportunity, it was a fantastic week for the team and bodes well for the 2015 season.


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Helder Gomes, Mechanic


Raul Matias, Soigneur


Jose Sousa, Soigneur/Superhero

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2A0A7436 Sprinter Eric Young warms up his legs before a chance against some of the best athletes in the world.


The final turn leading into the finish was a tough one. Here the peloton rolls through on lap one of a two lap circuit.


Tom Zirbel is a critical escort for the team’s sprinters. His size and power keeps things in line for the Orange & Black as they speed into the finish line.


German sprinter Andre Greipel won the final race by a large margin.


Optum field sprinter Eric Young discusses the finish of the race with Guillaume Boivin and Ryan Anderson.


Tom Zirbel dives into a Portuguese treat, chicken piti piti, after the finale of the stage race.


Mechanic Eric Maresjo washes bikes for the last time at the Volta ao Algarve.

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