The start of the first stage of the 83rd cycling round in Portugal was held at Vila Franca de Xira

The start of the first stage of the 83rd cycling round in Portugal was held at Vila Franca de Xira



The The first stage of Volta a Portugal by bike It was a symbolic start on August 5, 12:25 pm, in the Vila Franca de Xira urban park, with 18 teams and 124 cyclists.

The ribbon-cutting was conducted by Vila Franca de Xira Vice Mayor Marina Tiago, and sports advisor Joao Pedro Baiao, with the president of the Portuguese Cycling Federation, Delmino Pereira, and race director, Joaquim Gomez.

The stage started at kilometer zero after the Marechal Carmona bridge, at 12:41 pm, heading towards the longest route in this version, 193.7 km to the city of Elvas in the Alentejo.

Cyclist Scott McGill won the first stage, Vila Franca de Xira – Elvas, securing the first win for the Wildlife Generation team in Volta, Portugal!

The city hall was also represented by its tourist show and animation by Volta Partners with games for young and old and gift distribution.

The return of Vila Franca de Xira for one of the most important competitions in the national sport was the parent event of cycling, which runs until August 15. You can follow the other steps directly in the respective menu over here.

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