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José Neves (W52-FC Porto) is the winner of the second Douro International Grand Prix.

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José Neves (W52-FC Porto) is the winner of the second Douro International Grand Prix.

José Neves, the only W52-FC Porto rider to compete, managed to keep the yellow jersey and won the international Douro Grand Prix.

José Neves won the second round of the Douro International Grand Prix this Sunday, managing to defend the yellow yellow medal in the fourth and final round despite no teammates from W52-FC Porto participating in the event.

The day after he became the sole representative of the dragons in the race, after six of his colleagues were sent off before the start of the time trial due to a preventive suspension by the Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal (ADoP), Neves performed the feat alone defending yellow, winning in Lamego.

In the final leg, connecting 148 kilometers with departure and arrival in Lamego, won by Cesar Fonte (Kelly-Simoldes-UDO), the former national champion (2021) maintained a 15-second lead over Antonio Carvalho (Glassdrive-Q8). .-Anicolor) and secured W52-FC Porto’s first overall win of the season.

On a journey with multiple escape attempts, Fonte took the win by attacking in the final kilometers and crossing the finish line in 03:49.20 hours.

His teammate Luis Gómez was second with 28 seconds, the same time as Spaniards Jesús del Pino (Aviludo-Luletano-Loule Consello) and Delio Fernández (Tuna General Tavira-Hotel Maria Nova), third and fourth respectively in race. .

The experienced Fernandes moved up to third overall, finishing 30 seconds behind Neves, who arrived integrated into the first group.

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On Saturday, the 26-year-old cyclist, one of the greatest figures in national cycling last season, was alone at the GP Douro Internacional, losing all his teammates to a disqualification imposed by the AdoP.

Ricardo Vilela and José Gonçalves were sent off in addition to four former Portugal Volta winners: João Rodrigues (2019), Rui Viñas (2016), Ricardo Mestre (2011) and Joni Brandão, who inherited the 2018 race victory after being suspended due to doping also dragon Raoul Alarcon.

Eight cyclists and two members of the W52-FC Porto team were preemptively suspended by the ADoP on Friday as part of Operation Prova Limpa, a source connected to the process confirmed to Lusa.

The runners, as well as the staff, are given a preventive suspension of 120 days, a period that can be extended “given the complexity of the process.”

In addition to the cyclists who have competed in the International Douro Grand Prix, the W52-FC Porto is also in its ranks with Amaro Antunes, three-time winner and two-time Volta title champion (2021, 2020 and 2017), Samuel. Caldeira, Daniel Mestre and Jorge Magalhães.

At the end of April, ten W52-FC Porto runners were charged, and the team’s sports director, Nuno Ribeiro, was even arrested, as well as his deputy, José Rodriguez, during Operation Clean Trial, who was in charge of the investigative department. Criminal Case (DIAP) Porto.

“The police operation, which involved a total of about 120 people from the Northern Directorate, as well as from the Central and Southern Directorates, from the National Anti-Corruption Unit and from the criminal investigation departments of Braga, Vila Real and Guarda, was also carried out in cooperation with with the ADoP (Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal),” PJ clarified on April 24.

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The W52 structure, linked to FC Porto for six seasons, has won the last nine Volta races in Portugal, but its Spanish driver Raúl Alarcón’s 2017 and 2018 triumphs were also stripped for “using methods and/or prohibited substances”.

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UEFA rankings: Loss to Gil Vicente is bad news for Portugal

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UEFA rankings: Loss to Gil Vicente is bad news for Portugal

The season is just starting, but the news about the UEFA rankings for Portugal is not good anymore.

After V. Guimarães was eliminated from the Conference League, Gil Vicente almost said goodbye to the competition this Thursday. after losing to AZ Alkmaar 4-0.

And more than a loss to a rival from the Netherlands, who ranks sixth in the rankings ahead of Portugal, the eventual elimination of Gil Vicente will matter.

With this victory, AZ Alkmaar gives the Netherlands one more point – plus 0.5 from PSV Eindhoven’s draw on Tuesday in the Champions League play-offs. Which is not a problem, not least because Benfica also won a point for Portugal. beating Dean. Kyiv.

But if the relegation of Gil Vicente is confirmed, Portugal will start the European group stage with only four teams able to score: Porto, Sporting CP, Benfica and Sp. Braga. And these points will always be divided by the total number of teams that have qualified for the competition. That is six.

The Netherlands, which have qualified with only five teams, remain with all of them in the competition for now. And only Twente, which lost this Thursday in Florence to Fiorentina (2-1) is in danger of being removed.

The Netherlands started the season before Portugal, so if the league does not catch up with the Eredivisie at the end of the season, it will fall to seventh place and at the same time lose a place in the Champions League and a team in European competition. There will be five instead of the current six.

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Who should also be concerned is France, which sees the Netherlands also close to fifth place as a result of the last five seasons.

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BOLA – Varandas completed part of the restructuring of the debt to the bank (Sporting)

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A BOLA - balancing Frederico Varandas: “We passed our green-white list with a clear conscience” (Sporting)

Sporting, eight years later, managed to complete part of the restructuring of the bank’s debt, which was estimated at 240 million euros.

After converting the bonds purchased from BCP into equity in SAD, through two capital increases totaling €83.6 million, they became majority shareholders of the company. There is still an agreement with Novo Banco to terminate the restructuring process started in 2014.

In March, Sporting already reached an agreement with BCP to purchase €83.7m of mandatory convertible securities (VMOC) for just €14m.

To complete this stage of the process, it was necessary to convert the VMOC into SAD equity, which happened last week, where two capital increases were made through the conversion of debt securities in the amount of 27.57 million and 56 million euros, with the company to now have a total net worth of 150.6 million, more than double the amount she had prior to this action.

This initiative also increased the participation of Alvaro Sobrinho from 29,851 percent to 13,283 percent and that of Joaquim Oliveira from 3,186 percent to 1,418 percent of SAD leonina.

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Sporting: details of the sale of Matheus Nunez to Wolverhampton

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Sporting: details of the sale of Matheus Nunez to Wolverhampton

Sporting have informed the Securities Market Commission (CMVM) that Matheus Nunez has signed for Wolves for €45m.

In the statement, the Lions also mention that the deal could be worth 50 million euros, depending on the goals of the English team and the player himself. In addition, the green-and-white emblem took ten percent of the surplus value of the future transmission.

Also pay attention to the four and a half million associated with the payment of intermediary services.

After visiting Ericeirense and Estoril, Matheus Nunez joined the Sporting team for the 2019/20 season. After 101 games and eight goals, the Portuguese moves to Wolverhampton and joins the Portuguese fleet under Bruno Lage. for others, Wolves already announced the arrival of the 23-year-old midfielder last night.

Sporting statement for CMVM:

SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL – FUTEBOL, SAD (hereinafter Sporting SAD or Sociedade) informs under the conditions and in order to comply with the obligation to provide information arising from the provisions of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April as follows: 1. Sporting SAD has reached an agreement with WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FOOTBALL CLUB (1986) LIMITED (hereinafter WOLVERHAMPTON) for the final transfer of the sports rights of the player Matheus Luis Nunez, guaranteeing the Company the right to receive an amount corresponding to 10% of the surplus value of the future transfer;

2. In connection with the transfer, Sporting SAD will receive a fixed amount of €45,000,000 (€45 million) plus a variable maximum amount of up to €5,000,000 (€5 million) due depending on Wolverhampton related objectives. the participation of a football team in the Champions League and the Player’s participation in games;

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3. The costs of intermediary services in connection with the aforementioned transfer amount to EUR 4,454,667.00 (four million four hundred fifty-four thousand six hundred sixty-seven euros), plus a maximum variable amount up to EUR 494,963.00 (four hundred ninety-four thousand nine hundred sixty-three Euro);

4. The value of the Solidarity Mechanism through external clubs will be supported by Sporting SAD and WOLVERHAMPTON in equal shares.

Lisbon, August 18, 2022

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