Figueira Champions Classic 2024 - 1.Pro (February 10)

The Figueira Champions Classic debuted in 2023 as a 1.1 race on the UCI calendar. Teams such as Soudal Quick-Step and Alpecin-Deceuninck rode the race in combination with Volta ao Algarve which was held a few days after this one-day race. The Figueira Champions Classic is no longer a 1.1 race. The UCI has rewarded the Portuguese one-day race with 1.Pro status after the first edition. This brings the race to the same level as Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne or Paris-Tours. If it were up to the organisers, the 'Fig Tree Race' would grow into a real spring classic in Portugal in the coming years. [1]

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Race profile
Since they added another lap op the local circuit, the race is now +30km's longer this year which means the race is nog 222km's long. The lap contains two mountains/hills. The Rua Parque Forestal (2.1 km at 8%), a first category climb, and second category climb follows just nine kilometers later, Enforca Cães (900 meters at 7.3%). Although the average percentages are not staggering, both climbs contain steeper sections above 10%.



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He was taken off last night - he must have been reinstated.
He was scheduled to race Muscat classic and Oman and even Matxin said he was going to be leader there with Yates, but smth changed and he will race in Portugal.

Maybe he is substitution for Almeida who was scheduled there and UAE needs new team leader for these races and are confident that Adam Yates will handle the business in Oman
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