União Ciclista da Maia

LA-MSS (UCI team code: POV) was a Portuguese UCI Continental cycling team originally based in Maia, Portugal, later in Póvoa de Varzim, that disbanded by mid 2008 after a police raid at the headquarters.[1]

União Ciclista da Maia
Team information
UCI codePOV
RegisteredPortugal
Founded1994 (1994)
Disbanded2008 (2008)
Discipline(s)Road
StatusTrade Team II (1998–2001)
Trade Team I (2002–2004)
Continental (2005–2008)
BicyclesOrbea
Key personnel
General managerManuel Zeferino
Team name history
1994
1995
1996
1997–1999
2000
2001–2003
2004–2005
2006
2007
2008
Maia–Jumbo–Serrata-Beirão (MAI)
Maia–Jumbo (MAI)
Maia–Jumbo–CIN (MAI)
Maia–CIN (MAI)
União Ciclista da Maia–MSS (MAI)
Milaneza–MSS (MIL)
Milaneza–Maia (MIL)
Maia–Milaneza (MAI)
LA–MSS (MAI)
LA–MSS (POV)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Jersey

The team received wildcard invitations to the Vuelta a España in 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Major winsEdit

1998
  Portuguese National Road Race, Carlos Carneiro
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, José Azevedo
Stage 3 & 5, José Azevedo
Stage 5 Volta a Portugal, José Azevedo
2004
  Mountains classification Volta ao Algarve, Gonçalo Amorim
Stage 5 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Ángel Edo
  Overall GP MR Cortez-Mitsubishi, Ángel Edo
Points classification, Ángel Edo
Stage 1, Ángel Edo
Stage 3 & 4, Pedro Cardoso
  Mountains classification Volta ao Alentejo, Bruno Pires
Stage 2, Hugo Sabido
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, David Bernabeu
Team classification
Stage 2, Ángel Edo
  Overall Volta a Portugal, David Bernabeu
Team classification
Team classification Tour de Pologne
Stage 7, Hugo Sabido
2005
Stage 3 Volta ao Algarve, Alexei Markov
Team classification GP Internacional do Oeste/RTP
Stages 2 & 4, Alexei Markov
  Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal, Alexei Markov
  Points classification, Alexei Markov
Stage 1 & 2, Alexei Markov
Team classification Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
  Points classification, Danail Petrov
  Mountains classification, Danail Petrov
Stage 1, Alexei Markov
Stage 3, Danail Petrov
2006
Mountains classification GP Costa Azul, Danail Petrov
  Overall Volta ao Algarve, João Cabreira
Team classification
Stage 5, João Cabreira
  Mountains classification GP CTT Correios de Portugal, Pedro Cardoso
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Bruno Pires
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Danail Petrov
Stage 3, Danail Petrov
Stage 7 Volta a Portugal, João Cabreira
2007
Stage 4 Volta ao Alentejo, Bruno Pires
Team classification GP Rota dos Móveis
Stage 4, Bruno Pires
  Overall GP CTT Correios de Portugal, Pedro Cardoso
Team classification
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Xavier Tondo
Team classification
Prologue, Xavier Tondo
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Xavier Tondo
2008
Team classification Volta ao Alentejo
Stage 4, Bruno Pires
Subida al Naranco, Xavier Tondo
  Overall Vuelta a Asturias, Ángel Vicioso
Team classification
Stage 1, Ángel Vicioso
  Overall GP Rota dos Móveis, Constantino Zaballa
Team classification
  Points classification, Ángel Vicioso
Stage 3, Constantino Zaballa
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, João Cabreira
Team classification Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
  Points classification, Ángel Vicioso
  Sprints classification, José Antonio Garrido
Stage 2, Ángel Vicioso

National championsEdit

1996
  Portuguese Time Trial Championship, José Azevedo
1997
  Portuguese Time Trial Championship, José Azevedo
1998
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Carlos Alberto Carneiro
1999
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Carlos Alberto Carneiro
2002
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Rui Lavarinhas
2004
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Bruno Castanheira
2006
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, Bruno Pires
2008
  Portuguese Road Race Championship, João Cabreira

Team rosterEdit

As of January 2008

Rider Date of birth
  Afonso Azevedo (POR) (1984-07-18)18 July 1984 (aged 23)
  Rogério Batista (POR) (1983-02-12)12 February 1983 (aged 24)
  João Cabreira (POR) (1982-05-12)12 May 1982 (aged 25)
  Pedro Cardoso (POR) (1974-04-12)12 April 1974 (aged 33)
  Claudio Faria (POR) (1977-10-01)1 October 1977 (aged 30)
  José Antonio Garrido (ESP) (1975-11-28)28 November 1975 (aged 32)
  Bruno Neves (POR) (1981-05-09)9 May 1981 (aged 26)
  Bruno Pires (POR) (1981-05-15)15 May 1981 (aged 26)
  Pedro Romero Ocampo (ESP) (1982-06-04)4 June 1982 (aged 25)
  Tiago Silva (POR) (1986-10-06)6 October 1986 (aged 21)
  Xavier Tondo (POR) (1978-11-05)5 November 1978 (aged 29)
  Ángel Vicioso (ESP) (1977-04-13)13 April 1977 (aged 30)
  Constantino Zaballa (ESP) (1978-05-15)15 May 1978 (aged 29)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prell, Monika (2008-05-20). "Police raid LA MSS headquarters". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media. Retrieved 2017-08-13.

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