2016 Volta ao Algarve
|UCI Europe Tour|
|Dates||17–21 February 2016|
|Distance||742.9 km (461.6 mi)|
|Winner||Geraint Thomas (GBR)||(Team Sky)|
|Second||Ion Izagirre (ESP)||(Movistar Team)|
|Third||Alberto Contador (ESP)||(Tinkoff)|
|Points||Marcel Kittel (GER)||(Etixx–Quick-Step)|
|Mountains||Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)||(Gazprom–RusVelo)|
|Youth||Tiesj Benoot (BEL)||(Lotto–Soudal)|
The 2016 Volta ao Algarve was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Algarve region of Portugal between 17 and 21 February 2016. It was the 42nd edition of the Volta ao Algarve and was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the UCI Europe Tour.
The race consisted of five stages. Two of these were summit finishes, while the third was an individual time trial.
The race organisers invited 24 teams to start the race. Twelve of these were UCI WorldTeams; four were UCI Professional Continental teams; eight were UCI Continental teams. Each team could include up to eight riders.
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
The race includes five stages. The first stage is moderately hilly, with a flat finish. It is followed by a summit finish on the second stage, with the climb of the Alto da Foía, the highest point in the region. The climb has not been used in the Volta ao Algarve since 2002. There is then a flat, 19-kilometre (12 mi) individual time trial on the third stage. Another moderately hilly stage follows on the fourth stage. The fifth and final stage ends with the climb of the Alto do Malhaõ, traditionally the decisive point in the race.
|1||17 February||Lagos to Albufeira||163.6 km (102 mi)||Hilly stage||Marcel Kittel (GER)|
|2||18 February||Lagoa to Alto da Foía||198.6 km (123 mi)||Mountain stage||Luis León Sánchez (ESP)|
|3||19 February||Sagres to Sagres||19 km (12 mi)||Individual time trial||Fabian Cancellara (SUI)|
|4||20 February||São Brás de Alportel to Tavira||215.7 km (134 mi)||Hilly stage||Marcel Kittel (GER)|
|5||21 February||Almodôvar to Alto do Malhaõ||169 km (105 mi)||Mountain stage||Alberto Contador (ESP)|
|1||Marcel Kittel||Marcel Kittel||Kamil Gradek||Sebastián Henao||Marcel Kittel||Movistar Team|
|2||Luis León Sánchez||Luis León Sánchez||Luis León Sánchez||Héctor Sáez||Luis León Sánchez||Caja Rural–Seguros RGA|
|3||Fabian Cancellara||Tony Martin||Geraint Thomas||Tiesj Benoot||Marcel Kittel||Team Katusha|
|5||Alberto Contador||Geraint Thomas||Alexandr Kolobnev|
|Final||Geraint Thomas||Alexandr Kolobnev||Tiesj Benoot||Marcel Kittel||Team Katusha|
- "Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta - General Classification (start list)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
- "Volta ao Algarve - General Classification (stages)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
- Fotheringham, Alasdair (15 February 2016). "Volta ao Algarve: Contador, Thomas, Pinot and Kwiatkowski clash in Portugal". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 15 February 2016.