Velo Performance are proud to announce our new women's cycling team

We are creating a new international women’s racing team and we invite talented riders from Europe to be a part of this exciting new project. The team will be based in the Algarve but will race a calendar in Portugal, Spain, the UK and northern Europe.


Our Foundations

Velo Performance was founded in 2016 by Iuri Jorge, after a number of years in the professional peloton. Whilst Iuri was racing, he achieved a degree in sports science which sparked a passion for coaching.

After retiring from his career as a professional cyclist, Velo Performance was created as a company dedicated to passing on his knowledge and experience to younger or less experienced cyclists, through coaching and also training camps in the Algarve.


Velo Performance Racing Staff, Pedro Branco, Fiona Hunter Johnston and Iúri Jorge

2019 Vision

Velo Performance will create a women’s performance racing team for the 2019 road season.
Our aim is to create a team that runs in the same way as a professional team, with professional standards. Cyclists and coaches will work together to create a structured training program for the season ahead to get the best performance out of each cyclist. With Velo Performance, riders will have the chance to learn new skills, teamwork strategies and tactics that are vital for success in the races. We are currently looking for riders of varied skill sets to put together a strong all-round team. Each rider will have a valued role within Velo Performance Racing and we will work with individuals to develop their natural abilities and maximize their potential as the season progresses.


The team will be equipped with:


Trek Émonda SLR 6

"Émonda SLR 6 has the lightest road bike frame we've ever made. It pairs our groundbreaking 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with a high-performance Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and direct-mount rim brakes for feather-light performance on climbs and precision handling. This bike was born for the podium." - Trek Website.

See full specs here.


Giant SLR1 42mm Wheelsets

"Made with ultralight composite rims, this pro-level mid-profile aero disc WheelSystem is a great all-around weapon for sprinting to the podium or a solo attack on a ride in the mountains. The SLR 1 42 is a fine balance between efficiency, control and durability in a stiff, lightweight and value-oriented package." - Giant Website.

See full specs here.


Kask Protone Helmets

Incredibly aerodynamic and top performing shell, tested in the wind-tunnel and able to provide a really impressive CX rate. Any position the head will assume the outflow of the air will be perfectly in line with the helmet.

For more information here.


Verge Sports Cycling Kit

We have worked with Verge Portugal-Spain for two years now and have been very impressed with the quality of their kit. Super lightweight, breathable and comfortable, we are confident that it will be perfect for racing. They have a fantastic women's specific range which we will be using.

Visit the Verge Sports Site here.


We will be updating this page over the coming weeks as we finalise our plans and calendar, so stay tuned for more news of this exciting project. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates too!

Apply Now

If you would like to be a part of this team, send us an email with a CV to info@veloperformance.cc.

We look forward to hearing from you!