by Jasper Stuyven
A nice stage race in Portugal was the first big race with Bontrager Pro Cycling for this year, so everyone was very pumped to get started! For many of us it was even the first time in Portugal, and of course the sun was out there, which got us even more motivated!
The first day, we had someone in the break so we didn’t have chase it down day! At the end, there were two climbs, but not too long, so I thought I had a chance for a good result. The team put me in the right position and I ended up 7th, only 5 seconds down on the winner. A great result to start the week.