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BOLA – W52-FC Porto announces new project with under 23 team (Cycling)



BOLA - W52-FC Porto announces new project with under 23 team (Cycling)

W52-FC Porto, which abandoned the formation of a professional team after the doping scandal, announced the launch of a new project, which involves the team under 23 and focuses on training cycling.

“W52 and FC Porto will continue to support cycling next season through a new project that will have an under-23 team and focus on training cycling,” W52-FC Porto said in a statement.

According to the note, this project will be “linked to the association Fonte Nova – Clube de Ciclismo” and wants to “link with organizations such as the Portuguese Cycling Federation and others in the sports, educational and social sectors.”

In addition to under-23 players, the team is also considering expanding into other levels of fitness and adapted sports, aiming to capitalize on a “clear commitment to protecting the ethics and values ​​of sport”.

“The composition and action plan of the new W52 team – FC Porto will be presented in the near future,” the message says.

Professional training under the auspices of the Associação Calvário Várzea Clube de Ciclismo has abandoned its intention to register as a continental team in 2023 after the federation delayed its candidacy decision in October, one day after seven cyclists from W52-FC Porto were suspended by Anti-Doping Portuguese Authority (ADoP).

At the end of April, 10 W52-FC Porto runners were charged and sports director Nuno Ribeiro was arrested, along with his deputy José Rodríguez during Operation Clean Test, who was in charge of the Research and Action Department. , Penal Code (DIAP) of Porto.

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During the police operation, several substances and medical instruments were seized that were used in the training of athletes and had an impact on their athletic performance.

João 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 Algarve will serve seven years of suspension, four of which are imposed by the UCI for anomalies. in the biological passport, and another three years under the ADOP, for possession of a prohibited method.

Rui Viñas and Ricardo Mestre, winners of the Tour of Portugal in 2016 and 2011 respectively, were sentenced to three years for possession of a prohibited substance and a prohibited method, for the same reason that the ADoP suspended Ricardo for the same period. Vilela, Daniel Mestre, José Neves and Samuel Caldeira.

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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