The Algarve Bike Challenge is a MTB stage race disputed by teams of two riders.
Team members can be of different age and gender.
At the Checkpoints (CP) and at the Finish line, the team result is only validated when the two team members are present at the same time.
Teams subscribed on the Algarve Bike Challenge follow the specific rules created by the Organization.
There is a General Classification and 7 different categories classifications set by the age and gender of team members.
The category is defined by the age of the younger rider considered on December 31st 2023.
There will be 7 categories in the race, although there is a minimum of 3 teams per category. Otherwise teams will race in a major category.
|19 to 39 years old||Open Men|
|19 to 39 years old||Open Women|
|40 years or more||Master Women|
|40 to 49 years old||Master Men|
|50 years or more||Grand Master Men|
|19 to 39 years old||Mixed|
|40 years or more||Master Mixed|
The start in the prologue stage will be according the category of each team.
On Stages 2 and 3 there will be three starts as the following:
09:00 – Top 100 teams according the general classification.
09:10 – 101 to 300 on the general classification.
09:20 – Remaining teams.
The ALGARVE BIKE CHALLENGE winning team will be the one who ride the Prologue and the 2 stages in less time.