Italian Marco Tizza (Amore & Vita-Prodir) won the fifth leg of the Volta a Portugal on his own in Guarda today, where Spaniard Gustavo Veloso (W52-FC Porto) held the lead in the race.
Tizza secured the second victory in the competition for the team after Davide Appollonio won in the first stage by completing the 158 kilometers from Oliveira do Hospital in 4: 02.53 hours, 11 seconds less than Spaniard Alejandro Marque (Sporting-Tavira) , who also stood out from the platoon and finished second, 23 fewer than Australian Zak Dempster, third.
Veloso, winner of the Volta a Portugal in 2014 and 2015, finished in the first group of stalkers, keeping the yellow jersey, 15 seconds ahead of his teammate João Rodrigues and 22 over Vicente García de Mateos (Aviludo-Louletano). ).
On Tuesday, the Volta platoon is on its 81st edition rest day, which will resume on Wednesday, with the 189.2 kilometers of the sixth stage, between Torre de Moncorvo and Bragança.