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Volta ao Algarve 2019 feb 20 - 24

19 Feb 2019 14:23

Thread for all things Volta ao Algarve 2019!

Offical website at
http://voltaaoalgarve.com/en/traditional-route-for-the-2019-volta-ao-algarve/

Offical Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/@VAlgarve2019

The 45th edition of the Volta ao Algarve, the Portuguese 2.HC race, will start in Portimão on February 20 and finish at the top of Malhão, a steep second category on February 24.
The route is similar to the previous years offering stages for all kind of cyclists along the 778,6 km with more than 12.000 meters of total elevation gain.
The start will be in Portimão, 2019 European City of Sport, which has not received the competition since 2012. It will the longest stage of the race, with 199.1 kilometers to Lagos. It is expected to be a sprint finish, in the same place where, in the last two years, Fernando Gaviria and Dylan Groenwegen won.


Edit - start list according to offical website at http://voltaaoalgarve.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Final-Start-List-45%C2%AA-Volta-ao-Algarve-2019.pdf

Stage 1
PORTIMÃO/ LAGOS – 199,1 km

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19 Feb 2019 16:03

UAE Tour slightly affected the Iberian fields.
Hopefully, the riders will be meeting later on.
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19 Feb 2019 16:18

Nice work opening these threads Robert! :)
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19 Feb 2019 17:33

sir fly wrote:UAE Tour slightly affected the Iberian fields.
Hopefully, the riders will be meeting later on.

The Ruta Del Sol field is decent but the one in Algarve is pretty weak.

Don't know if Enric Mas is in shape since it's his first race. I'd say Poels vs. Konrad.
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19 Feb 2019 17:57

Balarcón vs Vicente de Mateos
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19 Feb 2019 21:48

TV times according to the offical website -
http://voltaaoalgarve.com/en/increasing-tv-coverage-for-the-volta-ao-algarve-in-2019/
Volta ao Algarve 2019 on Eurosport
February 20, Stage 1: 16:45 – 18:15 CET Live on Eurosport 1
February 21, Stage 2: 16:45 – 18:15 CET Live on Eurosport 1
February 22, Stage 3: 16:45 – 18:15 CET Live on Eurosport 2 & Repeat on Eurosport 1 at 21:30 CET
February 23, Stage 4: 16:45 – 18:15 CET Live on Eurosport 2 & Repeat on Eurosport 1 at 21:30 CET
February 24, Stage 5: 16:45 – 18:15 CET Live on Eurosport 2 & Repeat on Eurosport 1 at 21:30 CET
Eurosport also have the rights to distribute the live coverage to the whole world. In 2018 the race was seen live in 120 countries.
In Portugal, TVI24 will broadcast the last kilometers of each stage. The news and reportages about the Volta ao Algarve will be broadcast in TVI24 and in the main channel TVI.
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19 Feb 2019 21:49

LaFlorecita wrote:Nice work opening these threads Robert! :)


Easier to follow then all being in the "lesser races thread".
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20 Feb 2019 06:37

Other stage profiles

Stage 2 ALMODÔVAR/ ALTO DA FÓIA – 187,4 km 21/02/2019 – Thursday
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Stage 3 LAGOA / LAGOA – 20,3 km (Individual Time Trial) 22/02/2019 – Friday
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Stage 4 ALBUFEIRA / TAVIRA – 198,3 km 23/02/2019 – Saturday
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Stage 5 FARO / ALTO DO MALHÃO (LOULÉ) – 173,5 km 24/02/2019 – Sunday
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20 Feb 2019 07:17

LaFlorecita wrote:Nice work opening these threads Robert! :)

ditto :)
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20 Feb 2019 10:07

Live ticker at http://voltaaoalgarve.com/pt/direto-etapa-1/

Today's Stage 1 starts at 12:00pm local (Lisbon time) (7:00am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 5:08pm local (12:08pm U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 3:45pm local (10:45am U.S. Eastern)

Sprint finish probably - Ackermann, Groenewegen, Degenkolb, Demare. Take a pick! :)
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20 Feb 2019 10:08

Very strong sprinter line up in this race
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20 Feb 2019 14:10

5 man break - 2 min 30 sec lead after 69 km -
Pedro Paulinho (Efapel), David Ribeiro & Marvin Scheulen (LA Alumínios-LA Sport), José Mendes (Sporting-Tavira) & Rafael Lourenço (UD Oliveirense/InOutBuild).
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20 Feb 2019 15:53

Astana pulling hard at the front, already?
... Nah, nowhere to be seen.
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20 Feb 2019 16:00

sir fly wrote:Astana pulling hard at the front, already?
... Nah, nowhere to be seen.


Obviously, they're not in the race. :p
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20 Feb 2019 16:06

The first slave market in Europe was in Lagos, now that's a curiosity, isn't it RhD?
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20 Feb 2019 16:09

Maybe… why are you specifically mentioning me? My speciality (sp?) is weird/funny rider names.
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20 Feb 2019 16:11

'Cause you're here... and I thought you'd have an interesting comment.
Let's open a slave market, what do you say?
Slaves can have funny names...
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20 Feb 2019 16:13

Erhm… no...
Keep me out of this! I don't have interesting comments!
But why are you putting Astana in this race?
Then again; Brian Holm basically started out with confusing Tim Declercq for Tim Wellens…
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20 Feb 2019 16:17

Astana's nowhere to be seen, I said.
Hey, we don't have to call the company "slave market' if that's bothering you, "HR agency" shouldn't make an administrative violation.
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20 Feb 2019 16:19

You're… technically right, Astana is nowhere to be seen. (However, you also said they were pulling at the front...)
Neither is Movistar. :p
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