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http://voltaaoalgarve.com/en/traditional-route-for-the-2019-volta-ao-algarve/

"The route is similar to the previous years offering stages for all kind of cyclists"

February 20 – 1st Stage: Portimão – Lagos, 199,1 km
February 21 – 2nd Stage: Almodôvar – Fóia, 187,4 km
February 22 – 3rd Stage: Lagoa – Lagoa, 20,3 km (ITT)
February 23 – 4th Stage: Albufeira – Tavira, 198,3 km
February 24 – 5th Etapa: Faro – Malhão, 173,5 km

It's funny, some races go over the same ground year in year out and it gets old very quickly, whereas others have your rubbing your hands in anticipation. This falls into the second category.
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    https://tourofthealps.eu/en/la-montagna-nel-dna-il-tour-of-the-alps-guarda-sempre-piu-su











    One proper MTF would be the only improvement I can see, but if they keep on giving us routes like this and the one raced this year (best stage race of 2018?), then they can call it the Tour of Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel for all I care.
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    One proper MTF would be the only improvement I can see, but if they keep on giving us routes like this and the one raced this year (best stage race of 2018?), then they can call it the Tour of Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel for all I care.
    :lol

    I find the name a bit pretentious as well.
    It really is the Tour of Trentino-Südtirol-Tirol-that-will-never-venture-outside-these-regions.
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    :lol

    I find the name a bit pretentious as well.
    It really is the Tour of Trentino-Südtirol-Tirol-that-will-never-venture-outside-these-regions.

    Maybe they should call it the Giro del Trentino.
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    Maybe they should call it the Giro del Trentino.
    Maybe they should!

    I think the new funding sources (Tirol & Südtirol tourism agencies and stuff) wouldn't like to have Trentino mentioned in the name, but not themselves.
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    Maybe they should!

    I think the new funding sources (Tirol & Südtirol tourism agencies and stuff) wouldn't like to have Trentino mentioned in the name, but not themselves.

    OK, Tour of some of The Alps.
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    Is there a Bridge of Spies on this route Pau T'Pau?


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