Grupo Alves Bandeira was the energy sponsor of the Figueira Champions Classic event

It was in the past month of February that, for the first time in Portugal, was held a classic world-class cycling event - the Figueira Champions Classic.

The Alves Bandeira Group, through its company Alves Bandeira, was the official energy sponsor of this two-day event, which attracted thousands of spectators to the municipality of Figueira da Foz, where 6 of the Alves Bandeira's gas stations are located.

The first day was dedicated to the cycling lovers present, who could participate in two different categories, with routes of 48 and 88 km, which included a part of the route taken by professional athletes. 

The next day was historic for the national cycling, having held the Portuguese classic with a 1.1 UCI level, a 190km course full of challenging climbs. This event of the world cycling circuit was attended by some of the best international athletes, in 6 formations of the World Tour, who showed to be in this race with intentions to win.

The winner of this race was the Danish Casper Pedersen, one of the most recent reinforcements of the Soudal Quick-Step team, who isolated himself in a small group sprint in the last kilometers of the course. Rui Costa, from the Intermarché-Circus-Wanty team, was the best Portuguese in the competition, having achieved 4th place.

This was another event that the Alves Bandeira Group joined to promote sport and sustainable mobility, two determining factors for the present and future of the Portuguese.

Learn more about the Figueira Champions Classic here
Grupo Alves Bandeira was the energy sponsor of the Figueira Champions Classic event