Azevedo is just speaking BS, the team also has young lions such as Joao Benta and Henrique Casimiro as their main gc riders. I guess it makes sense, since Azevedo was the DS when papi Horner won the Vuelta...Remember the new portuguese team headed by José Azevedo, the one who supposedly was going to be a breath of fresh air in portuguese cycling?
Today it's known that the medical doctor of the team is non other than Benjamin Carvalho, best known as "Dr. Levanta Mortos" (translated to someone like the doctor who ressucitate the dead), a character with a vast known association to dubious practices and athletes.
So, after all, it will be more of the same, I just hope the team fails quickly.
TBF, the UCI kinda did him dirty, they took away all of his results and gave him a non-backdated ban.There's some rumors the legend Balárcon is going to be cleared and return to action soon. Just Tugão for you.
Well, they did to him what they can do to everyone according to the rules. The instances of leniency are probably the absurd ones, not this one.TBF, the UCI kinda did him dirty, they took away all of his results and gave him a non-backdated ban.
If he gets cleared I expect everyone to throw caution to the wind next year, Imagine a big showdown between Balarcon and Mauri Moreira!
Apparently it's actually happening!There's some rumors the legend Balárcon is going to be cleared and return to action soon. Just Tugão for you.
Any news about this?Apparently it's actually happening!
Screw Pogi vs Rogla at the Tour, Balarcon vs Moreira at the Volta will be the big showdown next year.
With him getting his ban reduced I expect everyone to tune it back up to 11 after they tuned it down juuust a bit in the last 2-3 seasons.
TBF, this doesn't mean much immediately, we've seen dozens of raids with no follow up legal action. But ... gosh, W52? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.W52 subject to a police raid today and didn't take the start of the 3rd stage of the GP "O Jogo". Rumours say 2 persons were taken in custody and some material aprehended.
Apparently, Nuno Ribeiro, the DS, is one of the persons taken in custody.
TBF, this doesn't mean much immediately, we've seen dozens of raids with no follow up legal action. But ... gosh, W52? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.
A bit of topic, but Hydrogen is just so ineffective (you end up loosing so much energy). Wouldn't solar energy be a better option for you?Apparently not just W52, but several other locations and teams were raided.
With a big push from Portuguese government to switch to hydrogen power and after closing our coal power stations, guess we are now shutting down our nuclear plants.
I guess he means hydroelectricity? which complements solar and wind.