The Mayor of Albufeira
Eduardo da Silva e Sousa
It is with great pride and satisfaction
that Albufeira’s Municipality stages the
European Champion Clubs Cross Country Cup.
This is a competition of international level
which will occur in Albufeira, namely a
place of enormous quality in terms of sport.
fact today the Açoteias Cross Country track
is a reference for the practice of sports
and for the staging of great events. It is
in this beautiful scenery that the best
European athletes will be competing,
bringing the colour and radiance of high
level competition to Albufeira.
The investment in these events is
fundamental in order to enable us to create
the conditions of promoting a county that
wants to be a leader in terms of tourism.
Albufeira knows how to welcome and has all
the logistic, natural and hotel conditions,
to make this event a great success.
This is what we wish and are engaged in. I
would like to express a word of appreciation
to the Algarve Athletic Association who has
strongly engaged in bringing this race to
I am certain that in this great important
moment for the county, athletes, organizers
and public will enjoy a race that meets all
the conditions for a grand sports show which
also includes the Almond Blossom Cross
To all the athletes and their teams
committee my sincere wishes of a great stay
in Albufeira. Wishing that all will go well
for the organisers and to the public a word
of incentive to enjoy this day and to
contribute in making this day a success at