Volta ao Algarve

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Volta ao Algarve
Race details
Date February
Region Algarve, Portugal
English name Tour of the Algarve
Local name(s) Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Stage race
History
First edition 1960 (1960)
Editions 44 (as of 2018)
First winner  José Manuel Marques (POR)
Most wins  Belmiro Silva (POR) (3 wins)
Most recent  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)

The Volta ao Algarve (Portuguese; English: Tour of the Algarve) is a road bicycle racing stage race held annually in the Algarve, Portugal. Since 2005, it has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. Due to its early February position in the European calendar, it is used by many riders to prepare for the Spring Classics.

Winners[edit]

Rider Team
1960 Portugal José Manuel Marques (POR) Águias Alpiarça
1961 Portugal António Pisco (POR) Águias Alpiarça
1977 Portugal Belmiro Silva (POR) F.C. Porto
1978 Portugal Joaquim Andrade (POR) Águias-Clock
1979 Portugal Firmino Bernardino (POR) Lousa-Trinaranjus
1980 Portugal Firmino Bernardino (POR) Lousa-Trinaranjus
1981 Portugal Belmiro Silva (POR) F.C. Porto
1982 Portugal Alexandre Ruas (POR) Lousa-Trinaranjus
1983 Portugal Adelino Teixeira (POR) Lousa-Trinaranjus
1984 Portugal Belmiro Silva (POR) Ovarense
1985 Portugal Eduardo Correia (POR) Sporting Lisboa-Raposeira
1986 Portugal Manuel Cunha (POR) Lousa-Trinaranjus
1987 Portugal Manuel Cunha (POR) Sicasal-Torreense
1988 Portugal Joaquim Gomes (POR) Louletano-Val de Lobo
1989 Portugal Fernando Carvalho (POR) Ruquita-Philips-Feirense
1990 Portugal Fernando Carvalho (POR) Ruquita-Philips-Feirense
1991 Portugal Joaquim Andrade (POR) Sicasal-Acral
1992 Portugal Joaquim Gomes (POR) Recer-Boavista
1993 Brazil Cássio Freitas (BRA) Recer-Boavista
1994 Portugal Vitor Gamito (POR) Sicasal-Acral
1995 Brazil Cássio Freitas (BRA) Recer-Boavista
1996 Portugal Alberto Amaral (POR) Troiamarisco
1997 Portugal Cândido Barbosa (POR) Maia-Jumbo-Cin
1998 Czech Republic Tomas Konecny (CZE) ZVVZ
1999 Spain Melchor Mauri (ESP) Benfica
2000 Switzerland Alex Zülle (SUI) Banesto
2001 Italy Andrea Ferrigato (ITA) Alessio
2002 Portugal Cândido Barbosa (POR) LA-Pecol
2003 Denmark Claus Møller (DEN) Milaneza-MSS
2004 United States Floyd Landis (USA) U.S. Postal Service
2005 Portugal Hugo Sabido (POR) Paredes Rota dos Moveis
2006 Portugal João Cabreira (POR) Maia Milaneza
2007 Italy Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Team Milram
2008 Belgium Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step
2009 Spain Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana
2010 Spain Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana
2011 Germany Tony Martin (GER) HTC–Highroad
2012 Australia Richie Porte (AUS) Team Sky
2013 Germany Tony Martin (GER) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014 Poland Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015 United Kingdom Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky
2016 United Kingdom Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky
2017 Slovenia Primož Roglič (SLO) LottoNL–Jumbo
2018 Poland Michał Kwiatkowski (POL) Team Sky

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