Team Vorarlberg before mammoth project – it awaits the twelve-day 84th Volta a Portugal UCI 2.1!

The Tour of Portugal is next to the three Grand Tours one of the longest tours in international cycling. The organizer has pronounced for the 84th staging to the team Vorarlberg. The UCI 2.1 stage race goes over twelve days and almost 1600 kilometers.

It will start with a prologue in Viseu next Wednesday. The sixth stage will be followed by a rest day. A time trial in Viano do Castelo will conclude the extremely popular national tour of the Portuguese.

Oscar Cabedo is fit again and is in the line-up. In addition, sports director Werner Salmen has nominated: Lukas Rüegg, Moran Vermeulen, Lukas Meiler, Jon Knolle, Pirmin Benz, and Colin Stüssi. Lukas Rüegg will be start before in Glasgow at the Track World Championships.

With Arlberg Express across Europe – thanks to the partners!

Rene Hanisch, longtime partner and sponsor with Arlberg Express from Austria chauffeured the pros in Portugal through the very intense days. With the company Balm from the Netherlands (Moran Vermeulen could thread this cooperation), the Alsace baker Toni Jung and Hairstyling Dietrich around Dominik Dietrich, this project could be finalized. After the sticking at the company Tipkom in Dornbirn, the team bus, two team cars and a material bus already started on Saturday on the 2500 kilometer long journey.

Who does a journey, what can tell – that will be with guarantee in such a way. Good luck Team Vorarlberg!

Numbers Dates Facts

09.08. prologue Viseu – Viseu 3,6 Km

10.08. Stage 1 Anadia – Ourem 188.5 Km

11.08. Stage 2 Abrantes – Vila Franca de Xira 177.3 Km

12.08. Stage 3 Sines – Loule 191.8 Km

13.08. Stage 4 Estremoz – Castelo Branco 184,5 km

14.08. Stage 5 Macao – Covilha 184,3 Km

15.08. Stage 6 Penamacor – Guarda 168,5 Km

16.08. Rest day

17.08. Stage 7 Torre de Moncorvo – Montalegre 162,6 Km

18.08. Stage 8 Boticas – Fafe 146,7 Km

19.08. Stage 9 Paredes – Mondim de Basto 174,5 Km

20.08. Stage 10 Viana do Castelo – Viano do Castelo 16,3 Km

Total kilometers 1598,6 kilometers

19 teams of 7 riders = 133 professionals

Info about the race:

Website organizer

Line-up Team Vorarlberg: Lukas Rüegg, Moran Vermeulen, Lukas Meiler, Jon Knolle, Pirmin Benz, Oscar Cabedo, Colin Stüssi;


Press service Team Vorarlberg