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W52-FC Porto refuses to form a team next season

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W52-FC Porto refuses to form a team next season

W52-FC Porto withdrew their intention to register as a continental team for the following season in a letter addressed to the president of the Portuguese Cycling Federation (FPC), to which Lusa had access.

“Adriano Teixeira de Souza, as President of the Board of the Association Calvário Várzea Clube de Ciclismo (Quintanilla), following cases pending before the competent authorities, the timing of which cannot be determined and which prevent the maximum benefit from cycling. “I hereby ask Your Excellency not to pursue the intention of creating a professional continental team W52-FC Porto 2023,” reads the letter sent to Delmino Pereira.

On October 5, the day after the Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal (ADoP) suspended seven W52-FC Porto cyclists, the FPC announced that it had postponed the decision to apply this structure to the status of a continental team in 2023. , following a request for “new data” from the International Cycling Union (UCI).

At the end of April, 10 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 Test, who was in charge of the Department of Investigation and Criminal Affairs (DIAP) of Porto.

During the police operation, “various substances and clinical instruments were seized that were used in the training of athletes and influenced their athletic performance,” the judicial police specified.

Joao Rodrigues, winner of Volta a Portugal 2019 and Volta ao Algarve 2021, was the cyclist who received the most severe sanctions: the 27-year-old rider from the Algarve will serve seven years of suspension, four of which are imposed by the UCI. for anomalies in the biological passport, and three more years under the ADOP, for “possession of a prohibited method.”

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Rui Viñas and Ricardo Mestre, winners of the Tour of Portugal in 2016 and 2011 respectively, were sentenced to three years for “possession of prohibited substances and prohibited methods” for the same reason that the ADoP brought suspensions for the same period. Ricardo Vilela, Daniel Mestre, José Neves and Samuel Cadeira.

Vinhas and Daniel Mestre, winner of the 2019 Tour points classification, were penalized for possession of betamethasone (a corticosteroid), while José Neves, national champion in 2021 and winner of this season’s Douro International Grand Prix, Ricardo Mestre and Ricardo Vilela. they had growth hormones.

Like Mestre and Vilela, Samuel Cadeira, who was the “captain” of the away team, also had somatropin and growth hormone, as well as insulin.

The ADoP reduced the suspension of seven cyclists from four to three years for “confession”, in contrast to what happened to Joni Brandão, José Gonçalves and Jorge Magalhain, as well as four elements of the team’s “staff”, including Nuno Ribeiro, all of them were preemptively suspended by that body, whose trials are still ongoing, a source connected to the trial told Lusa.

Amaro Antunes, a three-time Volta champion (2017, 2020 and 2021), is the only one of the cyclists associated with W52-FC Porto in the 2022 season who has not been suspended and has even signed an agreement to represent the team next year.

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BALL – Vecchia Signora still owes money to Ronaldo (Juventus)

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According to preliminary news, this Saturday edition of Sports daily Gazetta dello Sportwith a link to the portal Football ItalyJuventus still owe money to Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that he left Black and white move to Manchester United about a year and a half ago.

The publication explains that CR7, like other Juventus players, suffered pay cuts during the Covid-19 pandemic, signing an agreement with Elderly woman in which he guaranteed bonuses that were not paid even if he left the Turin club after the pandemic.

On the other hand, also according to the information in these media, there will be several Juventus players who, like Cristiano Ronaldo, suffered salary cuts during the pandemic phase to help the club and will receive the agreed financial compensation, but will not be declared by the Italian football federation (FIGC) or any other institution.

There are players who would admit that they should have received bonuses next season, but this is an agreement made between Elderly woman and the team was not registered with the FIGC and this situation, if confirmed, would put the Turin emblem in a terrible position.

Recall that at the beginning of last week, the board of directors of Juventus withdrew, and Gianluca Ferrero was appointed the new president.

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BAL – Farewell message by Alvaro Pacheco (Vizela)

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Alvaro Pacheco left Wiesele a farewell message through a post on the social network Instagram. The coach was fired from the technical team of the Viselians, while the club motivated the decision by “a difference of opinion regarding the sports project.”

“I am a football coach. This is the life I chose for myself! I am happy because I do what I like with passion, joy, conviction, great professionalism and dignity! I found a family in Wiesel. The family that I carry in my heart and that I tried to glorify in the best possible way. I am sure that I justified the greatness of the club and its people! Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave me! Many thanks to everyone who helped me on this trip! And what a special trip this was!! I was very happy here!!!”, you can read.

Alvaro Pacheco left the Wisela team after three and a half seasons. The coach has been at the forefront of two successive ascents of Vizela: first from the Portuguese Championship to Ligue 2, in the 2019/2020 season, and the next season to the top tier of Portuguese football. Last season he managed to keep the team in the League. In the current season, in 13 games in the first division of Wiesel under the command of Alvaro Pacheco, he won four, drew three and lost six. In the Portuguese Cup, he “fell” in the 4th round at the feet of Vitoria de Guimarães.

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″They are all a gang of thieves!″

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Atlético Madrid’s defense was incensed at the end of the match that saw Uruguay expelled from the World Cup in Qatar.

José Jiménez, Uruguay’s defender, was one of his team’s most furious referees after the triumph over Ghana, which South Americans lacked to qualify for the next round of the World Cup in Qatar.

Uruguay complained furiously after the final whistle about Cavani’s missed penalty. Jimenez, according to some media reports, even attacked the FIFA director of competitions in the heat of the moment on the field.

Caught on camera, he yelled, “They’re all thieves, bastards!”

Captain Godin, on the other hand, spoke of a theft, Cavani threw the screen on the ground on his way to the dressing rooms…



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