The 47th Volta ao Algarve, on the road from May 5th to 9th, will have a high-quality peloton. There will be 25 teams taking part, seven of which are WorldTeam, eight ProTeam, and ten from the Continental category.
Among the teams visiting the Algarve are the two best in the teams world ranking, the Belgian Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and the British Ineos Grenadiers. Also taking part will be the world number five, UAE Team Emirates, and the sixth-highest ranked, German Bora-hansgrohe.
French AG2R Citroën Team returns to the Volta ao Algarve after an eight-year absence from the Portuguese race. The WorldTeam line-up is completed by two teams that are a regular presence on the Algarve roads, the French Groupama-FDJ and the Belgian Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux.
Spanish cycling will be represented by the country’s four ProTeams, Burgos-BH, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, Equipo Kern Pharma and Euskaltel-Euskadi. From France arrive two teams of the same level, Delko and Team Arkéa-Samsic. The Belgian Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB and the American Rally Cycling are also among the ProTeams invited.
They have also confirmed that CMTV and Eurosport will be broadcasting the final hour and a half of each stage between 4.30pm and 6pm.
“The race has been growing. We will have a packed peloton, in which the Portuguese teams will have a leading role. A great Volta ao Algarve is expected,” said the president of the Portuguese Cycling Federation, Delmino Pereira.
“The Volta ao Algarve encourages people to visit the region and helps develop tourism outside of the summer season, which is all the more relevant in the current sanitary context and at a key-moment where tourist activity is reopening in Europe,” the president of the Algarve tourism board (RTA) and tourism association (ATA) said.
5/05/2021: Lagos – Portimão, 189,5 km
6/05/2021: Sagres – Fóia, 192.8 km
7/05/2021: Faro – Tavira, 203.1 km
8/05/2021: Lagoa – Lagoa, 20.3 km
9/05/2021: Albufeira – Malhão, 170.1 km