Volta ao Algarve announces seven WorldTour teams

The 46th Volta ao Algarve, which be held from 19 to 23 February, already assured the participation of seven WorldTour teams at the event.
The two best teams of the world ranking, the Belgian Deceuninck- Quick Step and the German team Bora-hansgrohe will be in Portugal.
CCC Team (Poland), Groupama-FDJ (France), Lotto Soudal (Belgium) and UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates) are joining the competition again.
After two years without riding on portuguese roads, Astana Team (Kazakhstan) is returning to the Volta ao Algarve in 2020.
There will be more teams added to the peloton on the next weeks. The organization is working to assure the best race quality to the Portuguese fans.
The Volta ao Algarve was one of the chosen races for the new circuit UCI ProSeries in 2020. The race will have five stages, starting in Portimão and arriving in Lagos on the first stage, probably with a mass sprint finish. The second stage, from Sagres to Alto da Fóia (Monchique), will be the first test for the yellow jersey contenders. On the third day, the fastest men will have another opportunity. Starting in Faro and arriving at Tavira, there is a perfect chance for sprinters.
The final decisions will take place on the weekend, for the final counts of general classification. The fourth day starts in Albufeira finishing at the top of Malhão (Loulé), the iconic climb of Volta ao Algarve. The final day will decide the final classification with the individual time trial of 20,3 kilometers, around Lagoa.