2021 Volta a Portugal
Male Team 04 - 15 Aug

Volta a Portugal

1564 Kilometers 11 Stages
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TV

The race can be watched live on RTP1, every day at 4pm CEST.

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Timetable

All stages end around 6.30pm CEST. Note that the schedules included in this Guide are Portuguese time (CEST -1).

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Bonus

There’s no bonus seconds available.

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Social Media

The race’s official Twitter account is @VoltaPortugal; the hashtag should be #VPSantander21.

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Score

The Movistar Team has a 2nd place overall as best result in the Volta, with Orlando Rodrigues in 1998, as well as nine stage wins, all obtained in Banesto colours. Más info

Stages

Analysis

01
Lisboa (ITT / CRI) (5.4km)
04 August
    02
    Torres Vedras - Setúbal (175.8km)
    05 August
      03
      Ponte de Sor - Castelo Branco (162.1km)
      06 August
        04
        Serta - Alto da Torre (170.3km)
        07 August
          05
          Belmonte - Guarda (181.6km)
          08 August
            06
            Águeda - Santo Tirso (171.3km)
            10 August
              07
              Viana do Castelo - Fafe (182.4km)
              11 August
                08
                Felgueiras - Bragança (193.2km)
                12 August
                  09
                  Bragança - Montalegre (160.7km)
                  13 August
                    10
                    Boticas - Senhora da Graça (145.5km)
                    14 August
                      11
                      Viseu (ITT / CRI) (20.3km)
                      15 August

                        Analysis

                        A historic moment for the Movistar Team. 19 years after their last appearance to date in the Volta a Portugal, back when they were called iBanesto.com, the Telefónica-backed squad will head – full of young riders – to the start of the 82th edition of the so-called ‘Grandissima’. This demanding, always-spectacular event always sees the local teams riding with courage and motivation, the Portuguese fans holding their ‘Queen race’ in a special place of their hearts.

                        A 5.4km prologue in Lisboa (Wednesday 4th) will open a race which features a route really well known by the event’s regular teams. There’s absolutely no clear sprint chance -only the finishes at Setúbal (Thursday 5th), with a Cat-2 climb before the end, and Castelo Branco (Friday 6th) look any likely-, with breakaways more suited to succeed in this course than a fully-fledged ‘volata’.

                        The two most famous mountain-top finishes are Torre (HC; Saturday 7th), over the highest point of continental Portugal, and Senhora da Graça (Cat-1; Saturday 14th). However, there’s some other hill-top arrivals, in Guarda (Cat-3; Sunday 8th), Santo Tirso (Cat-2; Tuesday 10th) and Montalegre (Cat-1; Friday 13th). The Volta will end with a 20km ITT in Viseu (Sunday 15th), also well known by those contesting the race every day.