The 2023 road racing season is now well underway with riders heading for the sun around the world to kick off their seasons, with Portugal and the 2023 Volta ao Algarve on the menu for a number of top riders.
The race, which runs from February 15-19, gives riders a chance to get up to speed at this early point in the season ahead of bigger goals to come in the spring.
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There are plenty of big names heading to the Algarve this week, with a fierce GC battle expected as the riders take on the mountainous stages to Fóia and Malhão as well as the closing time trial in Lagoa.
Past winner Geraint Thomas forms part of an Ineos Grenadiers team which looks the strongest at the race, with Thymen Arensman, Filippo Ganna, Dani Martínez, and Tom Pidcock also lining up at the start.
Bora-Hansgrohe come armed with Sergio Higuita and Jai Hindley, while Intermarché-Circus-Wanty are led by Volta Valenciana winner and home hero Rui Costa.
UAE Team Emirates are led by another Portuguese star in João Almeida while at Jumbo-Visma, Tobias Foss and Sam Oomen will lead the way. Other GC men to watch include Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic), Ilan Van Wilder (Soudal-QuickStep), and Tobias Johannessen (Uno-X), and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ).
Several top sprinters will be taking part, too, with Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-QuickStep) and Arnaud Demaré (Groupama-FDJ) the pick of the fastmen. Alexander Kristoff (Uno-X), Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates), and Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) are also racing.
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