This year 25 of the best teams in cycling will take part in this superb race in the sun Volta ao Algarve, including a select group of World Tour teams. In 2017 it was Lotto NL-Jumbo (NED) who took the honors from Team Sky (GBR) and broke their run of winning this notable stage race. In 2018 there will be strong opposition from; BMC Racing Team (USA), Bora-hansgrohe (Germany), Lotto Soudal (Belgium), Quick-Step Floors (Belgium), Team Dimension Data (South Africa), Team Katusha Alpecin (Switzerland) Team Sunweb (Germany) and UAE Team Emirates (United Arab Emirates).
In addition teams from; France, Belgium and Portugal make this a truly International event, come and see for yourself how the best in the business are travelling this February.
This premium bike tour brings you up close and personal with live viewing of the Volta ao Algarve race with our “unique viewing spots” only achievable from the experienced Algarve based bike tour team. Each day will also include the very best bike rides in the world, fully guided and tailored amongst breathtaking scenery in the Algarve, Portugal. This proven Practice Bicycle formula of the ideal balance between quality rides, race viewing and relaxing is enjoyed by all our discerning bike riders and non-cycling guests.
2018 Volta ao Algarve
2017 was an exciting race won by rising stage race star Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo) who fought of Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) all the way to the final stage finish line on the top of Malhão for a great Volta ao Algarve victory. Each stage had a superb variety of routes with sprint stage victories to Colombian Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) & André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) a regular visitor to the Algarve, a Time Trial win by Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar Team) and Mountain summit victories to Irishman Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) and Amaro Antunes (W52-FC Porto) all superb victories and classic racing early season in the Algarve. At the 2018 Volta ao Algarve expect to see the best stage race riders fighting for the overall classification on the challenging roads of the Algarve!