|Original name||Volta a Portugal|
|Head of organization||Joaquim Gomes|
|First winner||Augusto de Carvalho|
|Most wins||David Blanco 5 times|
|Last winner||Joao Rodrigues|
The Volta a Portugal zu dt. Portugal Tour is a Portuguese cycling race .
The stage race is held over two weeks in August. Between 1940 and 1980 the tour lasted three weeks like the Tour de France . Since the UCI Europe Tour was introduced in 2005, the race has been part of this racing series and is classified in the highest category, 2nd HC. Despite the high classification, relatively few ProTeams take part in the tour. The tour has now been downgraded to category 2.1 .
The record winner of the tour is the Portuguese Marco Chagas . From German-speaking countries, only the Swiss Fabian Jeker has won the tour.
Volta a Portugal do Futuro
The Volta a Portugal do Futuro is a stage race for young drivers.
References and comments
- ↑ Due to a positive doping finding in advance, Nuno Ribeiro was deprived of the victory, cf. Positive B samples for Liberty Seguro's Trio Guerra, Ribeiro, Nozal. live-radsport.ch, October 21, 2009, accessed on August 11, 2015 .
Commons : Volta a Portugal - Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Official Website (Portuguese)
- Tour of Portugal in the database of Radsportseiten.net
- Tour of Portugal in the ProCyclingStats.com database