Wednesday, 18 February 2009
35th Cycle Tour de Algarve starts today in Albufeira and ends on Sunday 22nd February in Portimão
The Tour consists of 5 stages starting in Albufeira and finishing in Portimão.
On Sunday 22nd February, at 2PM enjoy the arrival of the cyclists at Portimão’s pretty Riverside area as they complete the Tour and the final stage.
The Tour de Algarve covers 734,6 km.
Wednesday 18 Feb: 1st stage, Albufeira - Olhão, 173,6 km
Thursday 19 Feb: 2nd stage, Lagoa - Lagos, 183,5 km
Friday 20 Feb: 3rd stage, VR Sto. António - Alto do Malhão, 175 km
Saturday 21 Feb: 4th stage, Castro Marim - Tavira, 33,7 km (CRI)
Sunday 22 Feb: 5th stage, Vila do Bispo - Portimão, 168,8 km
Note: At Praia da Rocha you can rent a bike from Motorent.
A great way to travel around and sightsee Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Ferragudo and Portimão!
Last year (2008) the Tour de Algarve was won by the Belgian Stijn Devolder (team Quickstep).
The first man to arrive in Portimão during the 5th and last stage was the Austrian Berhard Eisel (team Milram).
Other International competitions :
Tour de France 2009
Tour de Britain 2009
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For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve!
Posted by algarve_holiday at 01:09