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World Class Cycling in the Algarve!

World Class Cycling in the Algarve!

During the month of February, between the 20th and the 24th, the Algarve will host the 45th ‘Volta ao Algarve'.

After one quick translation we have the ‘Tour of the Algarve’ and just like the ‘Tour de France’ there will be a top class cycling event in sourthern Portugal making its way through the streets of the Algarve. A 2.HC classed race, the highest in the European race calendar, ensures the best teams will make the journey to complete the 5 Stages of the Volta ao Algarve.

 

Unlike other sports, cycling is one of the few sports that anyone can watch, inches away from the action, while the best athletes the sport has to offer compete for the win. Last year's event was won by Team Sky, you’ve heard of them right? If not, they are winners of 6 Tour de France titles and the top step of British Cycling!

 

The news has just hit that Team Sky will be back in February to race against 11 other World Tour Teams. Anyone who can make it to the roadside will be able to witness the speed and power the fastest cyclists in the world can travel at, climbing the local mountains, descending the steep slopes and sprinting past the highstreets. Cycling holds a special place in the world of sport as unlike scoring a penalty at Wembley stadium or a try at Twickenham, anyone with a bike can get out there and challenge themselves on the same roads and slopes the pros complete on.

 

If you love cycling you'll be happy to discover the Algarve and Portugal are big cycling enthusists and have been so for many years. Cycling tourism in the country has also been on the increase as have the number of cycling shops to supply those practicing and looking to take up the sport. And if you find yourself in the Algarve while the race is on don’t miss out on the chance to see some top flight sport. Seeing these riders race in the flesh is enough to inspire anyone to get out their bike, explore the roads and keep up that New Year's fitness regime! And if you don't have a bike worry not book a holiday and start - its all here!

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