The Lagoa time trial will decide the winner of the 49th Volta ao Algarve. The last time this happened was in 2020, with Remco Evenepoel confirming the victory. There will be 24.4 kilometers, a stage that will feature the best in the world.
Tobias Foss (reigning world champion – Jumbo-Visma), Filippo Ganna (two-time world champion – INEOS Grenadiers), Stefan Bissenger (current european champion – EF Education-EasyPost), Stefan Küng (two-time european champion – Groupama-FDJ), Søren Wærenskjold (under-23 world champion – Uno-X) are names to highlight, as well as Kasper Asgreen and Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Quick-Step) and the portuguese João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates), who are also very strong time trialist.
However, if cyclists like Bissegger and Wærenskjold could be more focused on winning the stage, Ganna and Foss aspire to add the victory in the Volta ao Algarve, as they are 31 and 32 seconds, respectively, behind of Yellow Jersey Turismo do Algarve, Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers). Almeida is only seven seconds behind.
The first cyclist on the road will be Daniel Viegas (Aviludo-Louletano-Loulé Concelho) at 12:34 pm, with the leader, Thomas Pidcock, starting at 3:15 pm.