That's the one thing that I've wanted the UCI to do for years.A Federação Portuguesa de Ciclismo divulgou hoje as Normas Particulares para a Filiação de Equipas Continentais em 2023. As alterações face a anos anteriores visam a credibilização do ciclismo profisswww.fpciclismo.pt
The portuguese federation decided to make the biological passport mandatory for every rider and the cost will be supported by the teams, unless the rider is under-23.
They also decided that none of the staff, coaches and DS's of the teams can have anti-doping violations in the past.
Tbf, they need proper Volta watts, not those bushleague WT watts!This is weeks news but Glassdrive's DS, Ruben Pereira, said that their involvement with the Maynar links was only related to training plans for their riders and they ended their partnership in August 2021. I wonder why they ended their partnership right in the month of the Volta which landed them 6 stage wins and the appearance of Super Maurio, who only didn't won the GC because in 2021 he still couldn't control his bike.
They're a tough crowd, to not be happy with training plans that give them this kind of results.