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Women's Tour to Portugal

The 1st edition of the Women's Tour to Portugal begins today, thursday, and ends on Sunday. 
There are four stages with about 100 athletes to cover 259.3 kilometers.
The Portuguese Cycling Federation has defined a route between Parque Eduardo VII and the Cais do Sodré river station for the stage, and the actual departure will take place in Almada.
The teams will be presented today, at Marquês do Pombal, in Lisbon, heading to Cais do Sodré, where they will go by boat to Cacilhas, as happened in the first men's Tour of Portugal. From Cacilhas, the cyclists will depart for an 81.5 kilometer link to Setúbal.
The second stage will link Mafra to Loures, on a 72-kilometre route.
The third stage will have an individual time trial of 11.1 kilometers, in Vila Franca de Xira.
On September 5th, similarly to what happened in the first Men's Tour, the last race will end the connection between Caldas da Rainha and Lisbon, with a total of 94.7 kilometers.
There is a squad of 14 teams and there will be athletes from different nationalities.
This tour aims to make a difference and bring it closer to the masculine.