2012 UCI cycling calendar | 2012 Volta ao Algarve

  • 2012 Volta ao Algarve


    Took place from Wednesday 15 February 2012 till Sunday 19 February 2012.


    In the UCI calendar ...

    Europe Tour

    Result / Final classification

    1/ Richie Porte (Team Sky) - 19h02'43"
    2/ Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) - +0'37"
    3/ Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) - +0'44"
    4/ Jurgen van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) - +0'50"
    5/ Rui Costa (Movistar Team) - +0'58"

    More information ...

    Go to the official website for the 2012 Volta ao Algarve


    Stages/Race route and results (when available)

    Wednesday 15 February 2012 1/ Dunas Douradas (Vale do Lobo) > Albufeira 151 km 1/ Gianni Meersman (Lotto-Belisol) - 4h02'17"
    2/ Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
    3/ Matti Breschel (Rabobank)
    4/ Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
    5/ Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale)
    Thursday 16 February 2012 2/ Faro > Lagoa 187.5 km 1/ Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) - 4h57'23"
    2/ Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
    3/ Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
    4/ Matti Breschel (Rabobank)
    5/ Anthony Ravard (AG2R La Mondiale)
    Friday 17 February 2012 3/ Castro Marim > Alto do Malhão (Loulé) 194.6 km 1/ Richie Porte (Team Sky) - 4h55'11"
    2/ Tiago Machado (Radioshack-Nissan) - +0'08"
    3/ Rui Costa (Movistar Team)
    4/ Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) - +0'23"
    5/ Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) - +0'24"
    Saturday 18 February 2012 4/ Vilamoura > Tavira 186.3 km 1/ Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) - 4h35'01"
    2/ Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
    3/ Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda)
    4/ Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
    5/ Francesco Lasca (Caja Rural)
    Sunday 19 February 2012 5/ Lagoa > Portimão (ITT) 25.8 km 1/ Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) - 32'48"
    2/ Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
    3/ Richie Porte (Team Sky) - +0'13"
    4/ Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) - +0'14"
    5/ Jesse Sergent (Radioshack-Nissan)
    total distance 745.2 km

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Currently 14 comments!
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    | claudio | Sunday 13 November 2011 om 16h52

  2. When can we find out about the stages?

    | Ron Stuart | tuesday 03 January 2012 om 12h12

  3. This is pathetic web site, as is the "Official" Web Site of the 2012 Tour of the Algarve.

    | Mike Towl | Sunday 15 January 2012 om 09h46

  4. @Ron, unfortunately the organisor of the race still hasn't released any information about the race and the stages.

    @Mike, if you're talking about velowire.com as being a pathetic web site, I think you're making a mistake. You can see the richness of the information on this website at several places, but of course I -as the editor of this website- cannot make up information which is not available. Therefore, I hope you were making a joke when you were writing this. If not, it shows a pathetic behaviour of yourself since it's very easy to criticise but until proof of the contrary, it doesn't seem to me you've done something better on this ... Wouldn't it be great if people who allow themselves to criticise come up with a solution instead of freely and simply criticising someone else?

    | Thomas Vergouwen | Sunday 15 January 2012 om 17h55

  5. I agree the official website is a joke.There is no info available on the race which is a few weeks away and I have booked my flights from Ireland.Any help appreciated. I know the race usually starts at Albufeira but who knows for sure? Any info would be appreciated as I would like to know where to book my accommodation.Thanks folks.

    | Frank Togher | Monday 16 January 2012 om 23h12

  6. Hi, Frank Togher I have been in contact with the Sky Team and they don't know yet either, they just suggested keep an eye on the Fan's Facebook page. The last two years the event has started outside the Algarve Stadium near Faro airport and finished at Albufeira, Gilbert one the stage last year.I would be surprised if it started anywhere different this time round. I usually arrive at least 1hr before offical start which is normally 11am assembly starts at 10am.
    You can contact me via this website... http://burgauvilla.com/

    | Ron Stuart | tuesday 17 January 2012 om 12h51

  7. If we are all talking about the "official" website which link is above (http://www.voltaalgarve.com/) and not velowire.com, I agree with you guys. It's kind of pathetic... Is it me or is it only in Portuguese? I wrote to these guys several times and the information I get is just so vague...
    Does anyone know if the tour takes care of the accommodations for the medias? Thanks for your help:)

    | Melissa Papel | Wednesday 18 January 2012 om 11h45

  8. Hello everybody,

    I just published the start- and finish cities of the different stages (source: Wielerland.nl).

    | Thomas Vergouwen | Thursday 19 January 2012 om 00h21

  9. Hey everybody,

    I'm from Portugal and I'll also be travelling to see the Volta ao Algarve in February. I have to agree, the organization is really sloppy and their website is a joke. However, it has now been updated with some (not much) info about the parcours for the stages, and some contacts for media acreditation. I think that almost all of this is exclusively in portuguese, so if you need any help with translating the info there, or with travelling to Portugal in general, feel free to ask.

    | Pedro Barbieri Figueiredo Ferreira | Monday 23 January 2012 om 18h24

  10. Am I right in thinking that the race start time each day is 11am as previous years? also any sign yet of the offical stage race sheets?

    | Ron Stuart | Monday 23 January 2012 om 20h37

  11. The first stage starts at 12:00, stages 2, 3 and 4 start at 11:00 and the final time trial starts at 12:30. As far as I can see on the official website, there are no race sheets yet.

    | Pedro Barbieri Figueiredo Ferreira | tuesday 24 January 2012 om 15h58

  12. thank you Ron Stuart and everyone else for your help and info.Much appreciated.
    Thanks again.Frank Togher.

    | Frank Togher | Wednesday 25 January 2012 om 01h23

  13. Hi Frank, I live here in the Algarve and have a 'friendly' connection with th Volta organisation, I can help with accommodation also so if you are still struggling let me know how I can help.

    | David Hadfield | Friday 27 January 2012 om 11h45

  14. Would you do a favour and remove the apostrophe from videos in your drop-down list.


    | Ed Pemberton | Saturday 04 February 2012 om 22h36

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