With 208.5 kilometers, the link between Nazaré and Arruda dos Vinhos, two absolute firsts in the race, is the longest stage of the Tour.
With a very demanding route, which mediates the Atlantic Coast and Serra de Montejunto, a region with a strong connection to cycling, holding the stage of 5th August was a joint decision of OesteCIM who understands the event as a good vehicle for promoting of the region.
“In the particular case of Nazaré, was a goal we had for some time and that was reinforced in the previous year, after making the stage of Serra da Estrela, by the organization’s invitation. It will be positive for Nazaré, but also for the Tour of Portugal which returns in 2016, one of the most emblematic land in the country, “says Walter Chicharro.
For the mayor, “the experience we have in large events, tells us that the return, direct and indirect, is always very positive for the economy, but also for the promotion and dissemination of Nazaré´s brand. Although difficult to quantify, we know that the return is always widely higher against the small investment. ”
Changes to traffic and parking in Nazaré
Due to the completion of the race, there will be some changes to traffic and parking:
Traffic conditioning, and reservation of parking adjacent to Largo Nossa Senhora da Nazaré (Departure location, Club Tour and Fair Animation) between 22h00 on August 4th, Thursday, and 18.00 of 5th August, Friday.
Traffic Court in Largo Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, between 07h00 and 14h00 in the 5 th August, Friday.
Traffic conditioning, and reserve the adjacent parking Municipal Sports Complex (Park of teams / Heavy), Largo da Fonte Velha and Rua Padre Acrísio / Plateau Association (Park of teams / Light) and Lighthouse Street (Organization Car Park) between 22:00 hours of August 4th, Thursday, and 14.00 of August 5, Friday.
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