‘Volta ao Algarve’ to be aired live in 120 countries

‘Volta ao Algarve’, the region’s prime cycling competition, will be aired live on TV in 120 countries in five continents.

Eurosport will be transmitting 60- to 90-minute segments of the races in countries as far away as New Zealand, Canada and Japan, the Portuguese Cycling Federation (FPC) has announced.

In Portugal, it will be aired by Eurosport 2 and TVI24.

It is the second year that the ‘Volta ao Algarve’ will be being aired live on TV.

A total of 175 cyclists are taking part this year, two of whom are among the 10 best in the world – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors).

The FPC says that the event has been garnering large national and international attention from the media and has been the subject of 485 articles in international press.

It is seen as the ‘anchor event’ of the Cyclin’Portugal programme, which aims to promote the country as a top-notch destination for cycling all year round.

The first stage of the event will be held on Wednesday between Albufeira and Lagos (192.6km). The second stage is taking place on Thursday (Sagres-Monchique, 187.9km), the third Friday (Lagoa, 20.3km) and the last two on Saturday (Almodôvar-Tavira, 199.2km) and Sunday (Faro-Malhão, 173.5km).

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