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The Volta ao Algarve (Portuguese; English: Tour of the Algarve) is a road bicycle racing stage race held annually in the Algarve, Portugal. Since 2017, it has been organised as a 2.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour. The race will become part of the new UCI ProSeries in 2020. Due to its early February position in the European calendar, it is used by many riders to prepare for the Spring Classics.

Volta ao Algarve
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DateFebruary
RegionAlgarve, Portugal
English nameTour of the Algarve
Local name(s)Volta ao Algarve (in Portuguese)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
Web sitevoltaaoalgarve.com Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1960 (1960)
Editions45 (as of 2019)
First winner José Manuel Marques (POR)
Most wins Belmiro Silva (POR) (3 wins)
Most recent Tadej Pogačar (SVN)

WinnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1960   Portugal José Manuel Marques Águias Alpiarça
1961   Portugal António Pisco Águias Alpiarça
1977   Portugal Belmiro Silva F.C. Porto
1978   Portugal Joaquim Andrade Águias-Clock
1979   Portugal Firmino Bernardino Lousa-Trinaranjus
1980   Portugal Firmino Bernardino Lousa-Trinaranjus
1981   Portugal Belmiro Silva F.C. Porto
1982   Portugal Alexandre Ruas Lousa-Trinaranjus
1983   Portugal Adelino Teixeira Lousa-Trinaranjus
1984   Portugal Belmiro Silva Ovarense
1985   Portugal Eduardo Correia Sporting Lisboa-Raposeira
1986   Portugal Manuel Cunha Lousa-Trinaranjus
1987   Portugal Manuel Cunha Sicasal-Torreense
1988   Portugal Joaquim Gomes Louletano-Val de Lobo
1989   Portugal Fernando Carvalho Ruquita-Philips-Feirense
1990   Portugal Fernando Carvalho Ruquita-Philips-Feirense
1991   Portugal Joaquim Andrade Sicasal-Acral
1992   Portugal Joaquim Gomes Recer-Boavista
1993   Brazil Cássio Freitas Recer-Boavista
1994   Portugal Vitor Gamito Sicasal-Acral
1995   Brazil Cássio Freitas Recer-Boavista
1996   Portugal Alberto Amaral Troiamarisco
1997   Portugal Cândido Barbosa Maia-Jumbo-Cin
1998   Czech Republic Tomas Konecny ZVVZ
1999   Spain Melchor Mauri Benfica
2000    Switzerland Alex Zülle Banesto
2001   Italy Andrea Ferrigato Alessio
2002   Portugal Cândido Barbosa LA-Pecol
2003   Denmark Claus Møller Milaneza-MSS
2004   United States Floyd Landis U.S. Postal Service
2005   Portugal Hugo Sabido Paredes Rota dos Moveis
2006   Portugal João Cabreira Maia Milaneza
2007   Italy Alessandro Petacchi Team Milram
2008   Belgium Stijn Devolder Quick-Step
2009   Spain Alberto Contador Astana
2010   Spain Alberto Contador Astana
2011   Germany Tony Martin HTC–Highroad
2012   Australia Richie Porte Team Sky
2013   Germany Tony Martin Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2014   Poland Michał Kwiatkowski Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
2015   Great Britain Geraint Thomas Team Sky
2016   Great Britain Geraint Thomas Team Sky
2017   Slovenia Primož Roglič LottoNL–Jumbo
2018   Poland Michał Kwiatkowski Team Sky
2019   Slovenia Tadej Pogačar UAE Team Emirates

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