Nelson Oliveira added another national champion jersey to his 2014 collection.
After having won the Portuguese time trial title, preceding the team mate Rui Costa, the twenty-five years old from Team LAMPRE-MERIDA won also the road title (Sabugal-Sabugal, 201 km), preceding Sousa for 5″ and Machado for 12″.
This is a first time for Oliveira (photo Bettini, archive), who had never crossed for first a finish line in his pro career, since he had only won time trial races (two national championships, 2011 and 2014).
LAMPRE-MERIDA won 18 races in 2014 until now.
No other top performances by LAMPRE-MERIDA’s athletes in other Countires national championship: nor Polanc, nor Niemiec could enter in the top 10 in Slovenia and Poland.