27h 23' 00"
| 1,289 km (800.9 mi)|
Bruno Pires (Portugal)
| August 22–August 30, 2009|
Sérgio Ribeiro (Portugal)
The 2009 Volta de Ciclismo Internacional do Estado de São Paulo (Portuguese for International Cycling Tour of the State of São Paulo) is the 6th edition of a multi-day road cycling stage race held in the state of São Paulo. This edition features 9 stages over 1289 km, disputed from August 22 to 30, 2009. The race is a 2.2 event in the 2008-2009 UCI America Tour. In this edition, the race has been nicknamed Tour of Brazil.
2009 Volta de Ciclismo Internacional do Estado de São Paulo Wikipedia
In this edition of the race, time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds are awarded to the top 3 riders in each stage. Time bonuses of 3, 2 and 1 seconds are awarded to the first 3 riders at each intermediary sprint point. For the points classification, the top 5 riders in each stage are awarded 10, 7, 5, 3 and 2 points, respectively. The first 3 riders at each intermediary sprint receive 5, 3 and 2 points. Climbs are classified among 4 categories. The first 3 riders at each summit are awarded points in the mountains classification according to the category:Category 2: 9, 7, 6 pts
Category 3: 7, 5, 4 pts
Category 4: 5, 3, 2 pts
The team classification accounts the times of the first 3 riders of each team in each stage.
Held Saturday, August 22, 2009 on the Ponte Estaiada, in São Paulo. This prologue stage was a team time trial, for a total distance of 6.0 km. The stage was won by team Scott-Marcondes Cesar-São José dos Campos with a time of 7'44.831". Teams Padaria Real-Sorocaba and FAPI-Pindamonhangaba took second and third place, with times of 7'56.404" and 7'58.427", respectively. Curiously, bicycles aren't allowed in the Ponte Estaiada
Held Sunday, August 23, 2009. This stage was 91.1 km long. A field of 122 riders finished with the same time of the stage winner, Hector Figueiras.
Held Monday, August 24, 2009. This stage was 103.0 km long.
Held Tuesday, August 25, 2009. This stage was 239 km long.
Held Wednesday, August 26, 2009. This stage was 95.8 km long.