Amaro Manuel Antunes

Rider

  • Birthdate: 27.11.1990
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Nationality: Portugal

Amaro Manuel Antunes was born in Faro and today he lives in Algarve, where he claimed his biggest win of his career – won an uphill finish stage of Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta.

He took up cycling when he was 15 years old, at the local club Centro de ciclismo Loulé. Since his family had been involved with cycling for many years, it was an obvious choice. Although before cycling he also played handball and at the beginning of his cycling journey he would still split his time between those two disciplines. Sport in general plays a big part in his life and if he wasn’t a cyclist he would still work in this area.

He is a family man and tries to spend as much time off the bike with the loved ones. He says that his biggest success is his daughter. He is also very passionate about his amateur cycling team that he runs.

After few years with no major victories, his form exploded in 2017, as a FC Porto rider. Outside of winning a stage at his home race, he was also victorious at Classica da Arrabida – Cylin’Portugal, GP Internacional Torres Vedras – Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho where he took all three classifications – general, points and mountains, as well as Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander Totta.

Questions and Answers

Hobby: Family

Favorite quote: never give up if you really want something

Favorite food: spagghetti con frutti di mare

Favorite movie or TV show: watch cycling races

Nickname:

Languages: Portuguese, Italian, basic English

Achievements

2017

  • 1.GP Internacional Torres Vedras - Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho – general, mountains, points classification
  • 1.Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta – stage 5
  • 1.Classica da Arrabida - Cylin'Portugal
  • 1.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander Totta – stage 9
  • 1.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander Totta – mountains classification
  • 1.GP Internacional Torres Vedras - Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho – stage 2
  • 2.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander Totta – general classification
  • 2.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander Totta – stage 1 and 4
  • 3.GP Internacional Torres Vedras - Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho – stage 3b and 4
  • 3.Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana – stage 4
  • 4.Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta – stage 2
  • 5.Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta – general classification
  • 8.GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela – general classification

2016

  • 1.Volta ao Alentejo – mountains classification
  • 4.National Championships Portugal - Road Race
  • 6.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta / Liberty Seguros – general classification
  • 7.Grande Prémio Internacional Beiras e Serra da Estrela – general classification

2015

  • 4.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta / Liberty Seguros – stage 4
  • 4.National Championships Portugal - Road Race
  • 10.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta / Liberty Seguros – general classification
  • 13.Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid – general classification

2014

  • 9.Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Liberty Seguros – general classification
  • 9.Volta ao Alentejo/Crédito Agricola Costa Azul - general classification