terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012

Beach Club gym trainer gets high place in South Africa "Ironman"

Congratulations go out to Dunas Douradas Gym personal trainer, Nuno Neves on his magnificent achievement in participating in the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon competition in Buffalo City, South Africa. The event is considered one of the world's hardest sporting events, with consecutive 1.9 km swimming, followed by 90 km cycling and terminating with a half-marathon run of 21 km. The Buffalo City event saw an amazing 2,551 participants. Nuno came 22nd overall amongst the professionals, earning points in the world championship, and 8th in his age group. Nuno is planning on competing closer to home in the Algarve in March and in Palma de Majorca in May.

segunda-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2012

Dunas Douradas Beach Club & the“38ª Volta ao Algarve”

DDBC was one of the official sponsors of the”38ª Volta ao Algarve” that took place between 15th and 20th February 2012.
The first stage began here in the beautiful Dunas Douradas Beach Club in a clear morning and a vibrant atmosphere with clients, friends and cycling enthusiasts gathering to see the famous cyclists.
Two of the most prestigious teams, Saxobank and Team Sky, were staying here at DDBC for the whole week.
Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) made it a perfect week for his British team by winning the final stage time trial. Wiggins’ teammate, Richie Porte, finished third on the stage, 13 seconds down, and secured the overall in the race. The Portugal race is a key stepping-stone used by a number of Grand Tour contenders in the build up to the Tour de France.
The Norwegian cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) - pictured here with Dunas Douradas Beach Club CEO, Evy Ougendal) won the Stage 2 of the event.
The overallresult of the tour was as follows:
1) Richie Porte (Aus) - Team Sky 2) Tony Martin (Ger) - Omega Pharma 3) Bradley Wiggins (GBr) - Team Sky

The team event was won by Sky procycling (GBr) followed by Omega Pharma/ Quickstep (Bel) and Lotto- Belisol, also from Belgium.