Hayter third in Foia

17 Feb 2022

Hayter third in Foia

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Volta ao Algarve - Stage 2 » Albufeira › Fóia (Monchique), 182.4km Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol - Stage 2 » Archidona › Alcalá la Real, 150.6km

Ethan Hayter claimed third in a hard-fought uphill sprint on day two of the Volta ao Algarve.

The Brit was set up by some strong riding from his Grenadiers teammates, who paced the final 20 kilometres of the race to thin out the bunch.

Hayter launched his sprint and was able to avoid a crash between two riders, eventually taking third over the line, with teammate Dani Martinez finishing just behind in fifth. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) timed his burst well to take the win.

Dylan van Baarle and Tom Pidcock, who was involved in a crash during the stage, were the next riders home in 16th and 17th.

Over at the Ruta del Sol, stage two provided another tough finish, and the cobbled slopes of Alcala la Real. 

Carlos Rodriguez continued his strong start to the season, taking sixth on the stage, just four seconds back on victor Alessandro Covi (UAE Emirates). That result elevates the Grenadier up to 11th overall, 10 seconds off the lead as the GC realigned following an opening day breakaway victor.

Again the Grenadiers had pushed hard to set the tempo on the approach to the climb, with Jhonatan Narvaez also finishing 18th on the day.