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The Portuguese Cycling Federation, organizer of the Volta ao Algarve, informed all partners and registered teams that the race will not be able to take place on the scheduled date, 17 to 21 February.
Postponement is a difficult decision, but it has become inevitable, given the evolution of the pandemic situation in Portugal.
The organization of Volta ao Algarve is aware that legitimate expectations were created for an excellent sports show, however the general context of the country imposes a postponement that signals the commitment of the Portuguese Cycling Federation to the defense of public health and motivation to offer fans a high-quality race at another time of the year.
Efforts were immediately made to carry out the 47th Volta ao Algarve next spring. The new scheduled date is the period from 5 to 9 May, although the recalendar depends on the consensus with the teams and with the partners involved in the event, and must also be accepted by the International Cyclist Union, as it is a proof of the calendar UCI.