The beautiful coastal town of Cascais near Estoril, Portugal will play host to the GCL team riders this June. Last season saw high drama and adrenaline fuelled sport at its best as riders competed under the sultry evening light for the precious ranking points.
Cascais has grown into a renowned international destination for world-class sport, hosting the America’s Cup sailing, golf, tennis, surfing and motorsports. With it's warm climate, visitors flock to the coast to soak up the sun and enjoy the great landscape and attractions, including the beautiful sandy bay of Praia de Tamariz.
Cascais became the summer destination of choice for Portuguese nobility in the 1900s - it has since become a lively international beach resort. Down the road, Estoril’s famous casino is thought to be where Ian Fleming came up with the idea for Casino Royale, as he stalked Yugoslav double agent Dusko Popov at its tables. In Portugal there are palaces, museums and national parks to visit and the capital city, Lisbon, is only a short distance away with its top-class hotels, restaurants and bars. The GCL of Cascais, Estoril is sure to be an exciting event, as teams fight for supremacy in the overall 2017 Championship Ranking.