Exciting stage towns for Volta Algarve – action packed riding this February
Great news with the Volta Algarve 2017 stage towns announced, similiar to previous years with a variety of challenging terrain included which makes this early season race perfect spectator viewing, with sprints, climbs and time trialing on the sunny roads of the Algarve.
Stage 1: Albufeira – Lagos, for the sprinters stunning backdrop with the marina glistening
Stage 2: Lagoa – Fóia (Monchique) Practice Bicycle’s local climb Foia, views and tastes worth every pedal stroke!
Stage 3: Sagres – Sagres (ITT) ‘Smashing Sagres’ you’ll know when you get there, the race of truth see how the pro’s do it up close!
Stage 4: Almodôvar – Tavira, up for a challenge? Enjoy the rolling roads to the Medieval town of Tavira
Stage 5: Loulé – Malhão, the ‘Algarvian Alps’ today it’s Malhao (2,5 km @ 9,4%) the decider!
With 10 of the best teams in cycling confirmed for the Volta ao Algarve 2017 it’s going to be an action packed week of racing in the Algarve.
World Tour Teams: Astana (CAZ), Bora-hansgrohe (GER), Cannondale-Drapac (EUA), Dimension Data (RSA), FDJ (FRA), Katusha-Alpecin (SUI), Lotto NL-Jumbo (NED), Lotto Suudal (BEL), Movistar (ESP) and Quick-Step Floors (BEL).
Continental Professional Teams: Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (ESP), Gazprom-RusVelo (RUS), Manzana Postobón (COL) and Wanty-Groupe Gobert (BEL)
Continental Teams: Efapel, LA Alumínios-Metalusa, Louletano-Hospital de Loulé, RP-Boavista, Sporting-Tavira e W52-FC Porto (POR), and Rally Cycling (EUA)
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