Cascais is the ninth stage of the world circuit, of which it has been part since 2006.

The other cities are Montreal, Prague, Shanghai, Madrid, French Chantilly, Cannes, Paris and Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez, Berlin, Hamburg, Rome, Mexico City, Monte Carlo, Valkenswaard, Doha, Stockholm, London, Miami and New York.

Together with the Global Champions Tour, which rewards riders, the Global Champions League will take place with 16 associates and the event in Cascais will see some €2.4 million in monetary prizes being distributed.

After four stages, the last in Shanghai (3 to 5 May), the competition between riders is led by the Belgium rider Pieter Devos in a competition in which Portuguese rider Luciana Diniz is 33rd.