Tour of Portugal: Marco Tizza at the end of the breakaway
A first triumph for the adventurers on the Tour of Portugal. On the hilly course of the fifth stage, Marco Tizza (Amore & Vita-Prodir) attacked the breakaway in the last climb to go to the end alone. He beat his escape companions Alejandro Marque (Sporting Portugal) by 11 and Zakkari Dempster (Israel Cycling Academy) by 23. France’s Thibaut Guernalec (Arkéa-Samsic) finished fourth at 28 . The favourites took ninth place, the group being settled by Joni Brandao (Efapel), 1’44” behind the winner. There is no change in the general standings: Gustavo Cesar Veloso (W52-FC Porto) maintains the leadership.