Double for LAMPRE-MERIDA in the Portuguese time trial national championship.
The duo Nelson Oliveira and Rui Costa, that was directed in the race by Matxin, ruled the time trial that took place in Soito, on a lenght of 32,2 km.
National title was won by Oliveira, who covered the course in 42’08″, 38″ less than the former champion and team mate Rui Costa.
Sergio Sousa was 3rd.
Oliveira (photo Bettini) obtained his second Portuguese title in time trial: he had won the national race in 2011.
Info about Oliveira: http://www.teamlampremerida.com/en/team/atleti/santos-simoes-oliveira-nelson-filipe/
“I’m so happy, it’s such a joy to win again the national title in time trial - Oliveira commented - The course was demanding, it required good legs. In addition, Rui was strong today, but I was feeling very good, so I could realize a top performance. I’m also happy for the compliments I received from Rui: he was happy for me, even if I preceded him at the end of a intense fight”.