Volta ao Algarve postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Volta ao Algarve 2020 66th Edition 5th stage Lagoa Lagoa 203 km 23022020 Maximilian Schachmann GER Bora Hansgrohe Remco Evenepoel BEL Deceuninck Quick Step Miguel Angel Lopez COL Astana Pro Team photo Nico VereeckenPNBettiniPhoto2020
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Volta ao Algarve has been postponed from its scheduled date of February 17-21 until May 5-9 due to rising COVID-19 cases in Portugal, forcing teams to change their early-season race programmes.

The five-day race has attracted a strong field in recent years, with Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) winning the 2020 event, beating Maximilian Schachmann and Miguel Ángel López. However, Portugal is in lockdown after its daily COVID-19 cases rose to more than 14,600 on Wednesday, the highest total yet recorded in the country.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.