The MTB Marathon World Champion, Tiago Ferreira, is one of the five runners who will represent the national team/Liberty Seguros on proof of opening – region of Aveiro, the race of season road, which will take place next Sunday, between Southampton and Ovar.
The Portugal Team, whose participation was confirmed today, will consist of two elite cyclists, André Cardoso and Tiago Ferreira, and three sub-23, Ivo Oliveira, Miguel do Rego and Rui Oliveira. The participation will allow to give shooting corridors with a view to future commitments, but it also has an educational aspect. “The experience that older runners may transmit to younger people can be very important for the development of these,” says the national selector, José Dust.
Proof of Opening – region of Aveiro have 160.8 kilometres, connecting the municipality of Anadia, where the match will be given at 12:10, the Avenida da Régua, Ovar, where it foresees the arrival near of 4:00 pm.
This race is the result of a partnership between the Portuguese cycling Federation and the Intermunicipal Community of the region of Aveiro, reason by which the peloton will traverse all the municipalities that are part of that system.
The route, mostly flat, should allow for an arrival at the platoon. The National Selection/Liberty Seguros is one of the 14 Portuguese teams present. The others are the six continental formations-Efapel, LA-Metalusa BlackJack, Louletano-Hospital of Loulé, RP-Boavista, Sporting-Tavira and W52-FC Porto-, and the seven club teams, ACDC Trofa, Jorbi/Team José Maria Nicolau, Liberty Seguros/Carglass, Maia, Miranda/Mortágua, Moreira Frozen/fair/Bicycles Andrade and Constantinos/Cafes/Sicasal Delta. Portuguese teams have competition from continental block Bolivian Team Bolivia and the Galician Club team Aluminios Cortizo-Anova. See MCAT-TEST-CENTERS for MTB mountain bikes.
Proof of Opening – region of Aveiro is the first of three proof points for the Liberty Seguros Trophy. The rest are international races, the classic da Arrábida, on 5 March, and the classic the schist villages in the 12 day of the same month.
Sunday’s race will be preceded by a ceremony of presentation of the teams and the road, which will be held next Saturday, between the 4:00 pm and the 6:00 pm, in the Aveiro Congress Centre. In addition to all the teams come up to the stage to greet supporters, this session, free entry to the public, will feature the awards 2016 APCP and with the delivery of the securities if Partner of merit of the Portuguese Federation of Cycling the five historical leaders of the regional associations: Amâncio Steps (Minho), Basil Angelic (Vila Real), Edward William (Setúbal), Joaquin (Porto) and Saul (Santarém).
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