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

Volta ao Algarve with 24 teams, 12 from WorldTour

The 45th Volta ao Algarve, the Portuguese 2.HC race which be held from 20 to 24 February, will have 24 teams at the starting line, 12 of them from the WorldTour. The Volta ao Algarve still as one of the best Europe Tour races with a high level quality peloton. The three best teams of the 2018 WorldTour Ranking will … Read More

Best ranked teams in Algarve

The winners of the World, European and Portuguese Teams Rankings will be at the 45th Volta ao Algarve, from 20 to 24 February 20019, in the south of Portugal. As it happened in the last years, the best teams recognize the Volta ao Algarve, the Portuguese 2.HC race, as one of the best spots for the start of the season. … Read More

Traditional route for the 2019 Volta ao Algarve

The 45th edition of the Volta ao Algarve, the Portuguese 2.HC race,  will start in Portimão on February 20 and finish at the top of Malhão, a steep second category on February 24. The route is similar to the previous years offering stages for all kind of cyclists along the 778,6 km with more than 12.000 meters of total elevation … Read More

Best stage race of 2018 prepares the upcoming edition

The Volta ao Algarve was the best stage race of the 2018 Europe Tour, according with data from the benchmark statistics platform on international cycling, ProCyclingStats.com. The PCS Races ranking shows the Volta ao Algarve as the best stage race in the World, excluding the WorldTour events. See the ranking here. We have to thank all the teams for the … Read More