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09:45 GMT         Day 24 of 90, Season 47    

Raúl Gonzales shake-up

  Early on the stage, five optimistic riders attacked on the first climbs of Stage 3 of Volta ao Porto. They managed to keep a gap between them and the peloton until they reached the final climb. At the bottom of the climb, the group of favourites passed them. Rider by rider, they couldn't keep up with the tempo set by Ultras Spirit, who were supporting Martial Marant. Right behind the riders of Ultras Spirit was Raúl Gonzales and Fabiano Benítez lurking. Martial Marant looked strong, and seemed to have a good day, but when Fabiano Benítez launched an attack, only Raúl Gonzales could follow. Raúl Gonzales made a counter-attack and was suddenly alone in the front, as Martial Marant caught up Fabiano Benítez once again. Raúl Gonzales secured his victory without problems, while Martial Marant was faster in the sprint than Fabiano Benítez.
Raúl Gonzales was happy for his efforts today. It was a tough day today, but with the result of it, it suddenly feels like nothing. I'm so happy I won today. I didn't expect it at all, said the pleased winner.
Team Oasis's manager, Nooky Lair, was satisfied after the result on the 3th of Volta ao Porto. Raúl Gonzales did very well today. Everything turned out as we planned it, and Raúl Gonzales had the power to win, said the manager.