Volta ao Algarve | Stage Three | Vila do Dispo to Cape St. Vincent | Individual Time Trial

Stage three’s 18.2 kilometer time trial captured some of the best pieces of Algarve’s expansive and lush coastline. Riders sped out of the small town of Vila do Bispo onto windy, technical cobbled roads just feet from a steep drop to some of Portugal’s famed big surf. While surfers were busy enjoying the salt water, the Orange and Black riders were busy burying themselves on their new Diamondback Serios TT frames.

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SOME YOUNG FANS BROUGHT OVER LOOSE LEAF FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND WERE GENUINELY NERVOUS ABOUT IT.

SOME YOUNG FANS BROUGHT OVER LOOSE LEAF FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND WERE GENUINELY NERVOUS ABOUT IT.

THE TEAM'S LAZER WASP'S HAVING SOME DOWN TIME BEFORE THE TIME TRIAL.

THE TEAM’S LAZER WASP’S HAVING SOME DOWN TIME BEFORE THE TIME TRIAL.

A SMALL TRAILER IS SET UP EVERY MORNING WITH FREE ESPRESSO NEAR THE START LINE.

A SMALL TRAILER IS SET UP EVERY MORNING WITH FREE ESPRESSO NEAR THE START LINE.

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A NEW ADDITION TO THE TEAM FOR 2015 IS MERIT BASED OPTUM DIAMOND STICKERS. MIKE WOODS EARNED THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, AND IT WAS PLACED ON THE STEM OF HIS TT BIKE AS A REMINDER.

A NEW ADDITION TO THE TEAM FOR 2015 IS MERIT BASED OPTUM DIAMOND STICKERS. MIKE WOODS EARNED THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, AND IT WAS PLACED ON THE STEM OF HIS TT BIKE AS A REMINDER.

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TIME TRIALS, OBVIOUSLY, ARE ALL ABOUT TIME. EACH RIDERS START TIME IS SET IN STONE AND MUST BE CLOSELY FOLLOWED.

TIME TRIALS, OBVIOUSLY, ARE ALL ABOUT TIME. EACH RIDERS START TIME IS SET IN STONE AND MUST BE CLOSELY FOLLOWED.

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TOM ZIRBEL CHECKS HIS LEGS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL GIGANTIC.

TOM ZIRBEL CHECKS HIS LEGS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL GIGANTIC.

THE TIME TRIAL HEADED ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL COBBLED PATHWAYS ALONG THE ALGARVE COASTLINE.

THE TIME TRIAL HEADED ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL COBBLED PATHWAYS ALONG THE ALGARVE COASTLINE.

PORTUGAL IS KNOWN FOR ITS MASSIVE SURF. IT'S COASTLINE IS CONSIDERED EUROPE'S WESTERNMOST POINT.

PORTUGAL IS KNOWN FOR ITS MASSIVE SURF. IT’S COASTLINE IS CONSIDERED EUROPE’S WESTERNMOST POINT.

IN A TIME TRIAL, MECHANICAL ERRORS ARE DEVASTATING FOR A RIDER'S CHANCES AT A RESULT. A PORTUGEUSE RIDER WORKS TO GET HIS CHAIN UNWRAPPED AS ANOTHER RIDER BLAZES PAST.

IN A TIME TRIAL, MECHANICAL ERRORS ARE DEVASTATING FOR A RIDER’S CHANCES AT A RESULT. A PORTUGEUSE RIDER WORKS TO GET HIS CHAIN UNWRAPPED AS ANOTHER RIDER BLAZES PAST.

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SURF CULTURE IS A BIG DEAL ON THE ALGARVE COAST. THIS VAN IS ONE OF DOZENS USED FOR SIMILAR PURPOSE.

SURF CULTURE IS A BIG DEAL ON THE ALGARVE COAST. THIS VAN IS ONE OF DOZENS USED FOR SIMILAR PURPOSE.

TWO GENERATIONS OF CANADIAN CYCLING POWERHOUSES, MIKE WOODS AND 3-TIME OLYMPIAN ERIC WOHLBERG.

TWO GENERATIONS OF CANADIAN CYCLING POWERHOUSES, MIKE WOODS AND 3-TIME OLYMPIAN ERIC WOHLBERG.

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