'Mostly for those in their 40s and 50s': I'm 28 but I still think this stage race has a mad playlist that you need to listen to

With everything from Arcade Fire to Tina Turner, it's got something for everyone - almost. Plus, a lot of Portuguese music

Volta ao Algarve
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What connects Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs and David Bowie? No, not that they have been, at various points in my life, my favourite musical artist, but that they are among those lucky enough to make it onto the Volta ao Algarve's Spotify playlist.

The 50th edition of the Portuguese stage race begins on Wednesday, and an eagle-eyed friend of mine uncovered the 134-song behemoth, which we have embedded below. While the five-day race has become a useful early season proving ground for some of the best cyclists in the world, it also appears that someone within its organisation has an intriguing taste in music.

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