Algarve bicycle race (Tour of the Algarve) 2020
Feb 19, 2020 Sports
The Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won on Sunday the 23rd February 2020 the 46th Volta ao Algarve Cofidis, imposing itself in the final time trial, an exercise of 20.3 kilometers, in Lagoa. The Belgian rider rode above 50.504 km/h to close the 20.3 kilometres in 24m07s – the previous best time was 24m09s and was set by Geraint Thomas in 2018. The second in today’s TT was the world champion, Rohan Dennis (Team INEOS), 10 seconds from the winner. Last year’s time trial winner Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) closed the podium at 19 seconds.
Jorge Fonseca Judo World Champion 2019
Sep 4, 2019 Sports
The Portuguese Jorge Fonseca won the -100 kg world judo title, beating Russian Niyaz Ilyasov in the final of the competition, held in Tokyo on 30 th August 2019. Jorge Fonseca, 26 years, became the first Portuguese to win a World Championship gold medal by defeating Ilyasov, third in the 2018 World Championships. On Saturday, Portugal will be represented by Rochele Nunes, at +78 kg, before the World Cup closing on Sunday with the team competition.
Portugal win Nations League
Jun 10, 2019 Sports
Nations League final 2019, Portugal vs Holland on Monday the 10th June 2019 and Portugal win Nations League with Goncalo Guedes strike enough to beat Holland 1-0 in the second half. Portugal is the great winner of the first edition of the UEFA Nations League. The Portuguese team worked well to win the new Nations League in the final against the Netherlands at Estádio do Dragão. The Portuguease team celebrated its triumph over the Netherlands, with thousands of supporters at Avenida dos Aliados in Oporto, after the conquest of the Nations League, the first trophy of this new UEFA competition.
Algarve Stadium will host Benfica-Sporting for Super Cup - 4th August 2019
Jun 4, 2019 Sports
Portuguese football giants Benfica and Sporting will face off at the Algarve Stadium on Sunday, August 4 to determine who will be the winner of the 2019 Portuguese Super Cup.
European Beach Ultimate Championships 2019 held in Praia da Rocha Portimão, Algarve, Portugal
May 13, 2019 Sports
Praia da Rocha, in Portimão, was the place chosen to host for the 1st time the European Ultimate Beach Tournament held in Portugal from 6 to 11 May 2019. Praia da Rocha has transformed itself into 14 playing fields for more than 400 matches of the modality, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee, where 1350 athletes from 88 teams represented 22 countries in eight categories. Portugal finished in 4th place the European Championship of the ultimate beach (frisbee) and three countries return home with two gold medals: Sweden, who won in Masters and Great Grand Masters, Russia, present in three of the eight finals, who won in Women and Mixed, and Great Britain, who won in Men and Grand Masters. Germany leads the gold in Mixed Masters, while Spain, who managed to reach the five finals, only won in mixed Masters Female. Finally, with regard to the prize of Spirit of the Game, the selection more punctuated by the adversaries was Ireland, in masculine Masters, that added 12,8 points.