Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will head to the Volta ao Algarve, with the UCI 2.HC event starting on Wednesday and ending Sunday, after 5 testing stages.

The Volta ao Algarve is back on our African Team’s calendar after a successful outing last year, which saw us pick up a top 10 overall GC result as well as Ben King securing the King of the Mountains jersey.

Our Riders to Watch

Edvald Boasson Hagen – Fresh off the back of taking the opening time trial stage win of Vuelta Valenciana, “The Boss” is back in action at Algarve. He’ll no doubt be looking forward to jumping back onto his BMC Timemachine again for stage 3’s 20km ITT.

Steve Cummings – Our former double British national champion will start his 2019 season at the Volta ao Algarve. After a good off-season, Stevo will look to get the ball rolling in Portugal much the same way as his beloved Liverpool FC has it going at the moment.

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“We have a super strong team of all rounders and puncheurs ready for Volta ao Algarve. We could say we don’t really have anyone for the overall but we definitely have some different guys that can target stage wins on the different days. This can be to our favour because now we have the license to race positively each day with very little to lose.” – Bingen Fernandez, Sport Director

Key Stages

Stage 2 – There are no easy stages at the Vuelta ao Algarve this year and the GC will already be shaken up by stage 2, with the 7.8km Alto da Foia summit finish a key fixture of the entire race.

Stage 3 – If stage 2 did not provide an idea of who is flying and who was hiding, stage 3’s 20km individual time trial certainly will as the clock never lies.