Joaquim Gomes confirms that the 83rd version of the Volta is not at risk regardless of the “bomb” of the hunt.
Joaquim Gomes confirmed that the information about the indiscretion of the 83rd Volta in Portugal is “exaggerated”, regardless of the “bombshell” of the search that passed off at the cyclists’ house, admitting that they need to be “ashamed of every little thing that is occurring”.
“These disagreeable surprises of the previous few weeks, particularly, the concrete story as we speak – I nonetheless do not know the actuality of what we’re speaking about -, take away what everybody needs,” mentioned the official. of the type of “queen.” of the nationwide calendar.
Speaking to Lusa, Joaquim Gomes defined that the story about “the cancellation of the 83rd version, which can happen on Thursday, in Lisbon, is “an exaggeration”, though he is aware of that “there’s a disgrace about all this taking place”.
“Ideally, when the atmosphere began to stabilize, a bomb like this falls once more… clearly this can be a concern for everybody. Will I throw in the towel? No, however I am anxious”, he admitted.
The chief of the Volta in Portugal was afraid of the penalties that the investigation carried out as we speak by the Judiciary Police might have on the Portugal Cycling Federation and Podium, the organizing firm, “who’re not chargeable for this” and which, “on the opposite, are the organizations the two most affected”, however, particularly, “in the cities and types concerned in Volta and attempt to imagine in an occasion that is, in reality, the greatest promotional software, the hottest and the model”.
“After the disaster that was the story of W52-FC Porto, I was removed from pondering that this unhealthy information would have handed and would change the course of some people who find themselves nonetheless in the camp. [não fosse entendida]”, he indicated, nonetheless, that he did not know the particulars of the case.
The PJ searched “in areas related to biking teams” as a part of the “White Evidence”, a supply linked to the investigation confirmed Lusa, explaining that “the foremost function was to assemble proof, which is paperwork”.
The identical supply additionally defined that the PJ “carried out searches elsewhere in the nation, concurrently, in locations linked to the biker gangs, as a part of the “Clean Test” operation”, with the “foremost function of gathering proof, which means paperwork and not the arrest of an individual the suspect”.
The search takes place two days earlier than the begin of the 83rd tour of Portugal by bike, which will likely be on the highway between Thursday and August fifteenth.
Among the cyclists whose properties had been delayed are Francisco Campos, who was faraway from the Efapel workforce, and Daniel Freitas, excluded from the Volta a Portugal by Rádio Popular-Paredes-Boavista.
The Glassdrive-Q8-Anicolor athlete can also be amongst these in the hunt, sporting director Rúben Pereira prefers not to disclose his id.