Stefan Küng wins chrono and Pogačar reinforces command

The Swiss Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) won today the third stage of the Algarve Tour, a 20.3 km time trial, in Lagoa. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) reinforced the command of the general classification with the fifth place in the stage. The fight for the stage was exciting, with the first four finishing separated by less than ten seconds. The Swiss … Read More

Individual Time Trial Starting Order

Starting order of candidates to the GC and to win the stage: 13h55 (14) Josef Cherney CCC TEAM (CZE) 14h03 (77) Mads Wurtz TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (DEN) 14h05 (53) Edvald Boasson Hagen TEAM DIMENSION DATA (NOR) 14h34 (143) Rafael Reis W52 – FC PORTO (POR) 14h41 (2) Maciej Bodnar BORA – HANSGROHE (POL) 14h48 (105) Mads Pedersen TREK – SEGAFREDO (DEN) 15h22 (74) Nils Politt TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN (GER) 15h24 (104) Ryan Mullen TREK – SEGAFREDO (IRL) 15h32 (83) Dylan Van Baarle … Read More

Tadej Pogacar wins in Fóia and grabs the yellow jersey

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) is the new leader of the Volta ao Algarve, after the win in the second stage, in the Fóia The last 40 kilometres of the stage were filled with multiple attacks, but it was Pogacar’s offensive, in the last hundred metres, that decided the shot. The winner of the 2018 Tour de L’Avenir won … Read More

Fabio Jakobsen wins in Lagos

The Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won today the first stage of the 45th Volta ao Algarve between Portimão and Lagos. The stage ended, as expected, with a dispute between the fastest men in the race, but it was a match between a reduced group, as the field was “cut off” due to a collective crash 7 kilometres from arrival. … Read More

First stage is also the longest

The 45th Volta ao Algarve (2.HC) starts tomorrow in Portimão. The first day is also the longest with 199.1 kilometres between Portimão and Lagos where a “royal” sprint between the fastest of the 168 riders is expected Everything is ready for the 45th Volta ao Algarve. The Team’s Director Meeting  took place in the auditorium of the Portimão Museum and … Read More

A Celebration for all audiences

The 45th Volta ao Algarve, which will take place between 20 and 24 February, has a program enriched by different complementary events in 2019. Already this weekend, the Mar Shopping Algarve, receives the first two days of the initiative Volta ao Algarve Kids. The outer surface of the commercial area will be transformed into a track adapted to the smaller … Read More

New edition, an increasingly global event

The Volta ao Algarve, whose 45th edition will take place between February 20 and 24, is an increasingly global event. Firstly, because it is an event with a strong media impact at international level, but also because it is an initiative that goes beyond the sporting component, stating undeniable economic, social and cultural commitments. The competition remains in the 2.HC … Read More

Women’s Volta ao Algarve

The Volta ao Algarve counts, in 2019, with a bicycle ride exclusively for women. This initiative is called Women’s Volta ao Algarve and will take place in Albufeira at 9:30 am on February 23rd, at the same place where, hours later, the fourth stage of the professional race will start. The participation in the Women’s Volta ao Algarve is free … Read More

Increasing TV coverage for the Volta ao Algarve in 2019

The 45th Volta ao Algarve – 20 to 24 February 2019 – will have more TV coverage than it had in the previous years, with more time of live broadcast in channels with bigger audience. The race have two main media partners, the Eurosport for the international broadcast and the Portuguese channel TVI for the national live broadcast and for … Read More

Bora, Team Emirates and Caja Rural with strong squads in Algarve

The teams Bora-hansgrohe, UAE Team Emirates and Caja Rural-Seguros RGA had already sent their enrolment forms to the Volta ao Algarve, which will take place from 20 to 24 February. The German champion, Pascal Ackermann, one of the most prolific riders of 2018, will lead the Bora-hansgrohe’s aspirations in the sprint finishes. The Polish time trial champion, Maciej Bodnar is … Read More