Tavira City Council will honor, on Wednesday, the Tavirense cyclist João Rodrigues, who on Sunday, at the service of W52 / FC Porto, won the 81st Tour of Portugal by bicycle.
The tribute takes place next Wednesday, 14, at 17:00 hours, in the noble hall of the town hall.
The rider succeeded in the list of winners of the race Rui Vinhas (2016) and Raul Alarcón (2017 and 2018), all at the service of W52 / FC Porto.
The last Algarvian cyclist winner of the «Grandíssima» had been Ricardo Mestre, in 2011, then at Tavira / Prio and today Rodrigues's colleague at W52 / FC Porto.
João Rodrigues, 24, a native of Tavira and with family roots in Faz Fato, won the final time trial between Gaia and Porto and "stole" the "yellow jersey" to Joni Brandão to celebrate with the Porto fans.