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W52–FC Porto (UCI team code: W52) is a professional road bicycle racing team, which participates in UCI Continental Circuits races. Run by the União Ciclista de Sobrado based in Sobrado, Valongo, Portugal,[1] its title sponsors are clothing brand W52, and sports club FC Porto.[2]

W52–FC Porto
Team information
UCI codeW52
RegisteredPortugal
Founded2004 (2004)
DisciplineRoad
Status
BicyclesSwiftCarbon
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerNuno Ribeiro
Team name history
2004–2005
2006–2007
2008
2009–2010
2011
2012
2013–2014
2015
2016
2017
2018–
Casactiva–Quinta das Arcas–UCS
Casactiva–Quinta das Arcas–Madeilongo–UCS
Casactiva–Quinta das Arcas–Aluvia
Aluvia–Valongo
Pauperval–Estanhos Dom António–Valongo
OFM/Valongo
OFM–Quinta da Lixa–Goldentimes
W52–Quinta da Lixa
W52–FC Porto–Porto Canal
W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor
W52–FC Porto

Founded in 2004, the team spent the first eight years competing at youth level (up to under-23) until it was registered as a UCI Continental team in 2013, under the commercial designation of OFM–Quinta da Lixa–Goldentimes. That year, the team competed for the first time in the Volta a Portugal, where it won three stages and, through Alejandro Marque, the general classification.[3] The team won the general classification in the following five editions – through Gustavo César (2), Rui Vinhas and Raúl Alarcón (2) – and added victories in the team classification.[4][5]

Contents

Team rosterEdit

As of 27 January 2019.[6]
Rider Date of birth
  Raúl Alarcón (ESP) (1986-03-25) 25 March 1986 (age 33)
  Samuel Caldeira (POR) (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 33)
  Francisco Campos (POR) (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 21)
  António Carvalho (POR) (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 29)
  Gustavo César (ESP) (1980-01-29) 29 January 1980 (age 39)
  José Ferreira (POR) (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 24)
  César Fonte (POR) (1986-12-10) 10 December 1986 (age 32)
  Jorge Magalhães (POR) (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 22)
Rider Date of birth
  Daniel Mestre (POR) (1986-04-01) 1 April 1986 (age 33)
  Ricardo Mestre (POR) (1983-09-11) 11 September 1983 (age 35)
  Edgar Pinto (POR) (1985-08-27) 27 August 1985 (age 33)
  Rafael Reis (POR) (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 26)
  João Rodrigues (POR) (1994-11-15) 15 November 1994 (age 24)
  Ángel Sánchez (ESP) (1993-04-12) 12 April 1993 (age 26)
  Joaquim Silva (POR) (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 27)
  Rui Vinhas (POR) (1986-12-06) 6 December 1986 (age 32)

Major winsEdit

2004
  Overall Troféu RTP, Gilberto Sampaio
2009
  Overall Volta à Madeira, Bruno Silva
Prologue (Team Time Trial)
Stages 1, 2 & 4, Bruno Silva
Stage 3, Luís Afonso
Stage 5, Jorge Silva
  Overall Troféu RTP, Carlos Baltazar
  Overall Troféu RTP Jocilma/Ribeiro da Silva/Cidade de Lordelo, Carlos Baltazar
  Overall Troféu RTP Município de Valongo, Carlos Baltazar
  Overall Volta a Portugal do Futuro, Marco Cunha
Stages 2, 3 & 4, Marco Cunha
Stage 5 Carlos Baltazar
2010
Stages 2 & 3 Volta a Portugal do Futuro, Bruno Silva
  Overall Volta a Albergaria, Francisco Costa
2013
  Overall Grande Prémio Liberty Seguros, Delio Fernandez
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Eduard Prades
Stage 3, Eduard Prades
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Alejandro Marque
Stage 3, Delio Fernandez
Stage 8, Gustavo Veloso
Stage 9 (ITT), Alejandro Marque
2014
Stage 2 Volta ao Alentejo, Eduard Prades
Stage 5 Volta ao Alentejo, Samuel Caldeira
  Overall Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Delio Fernandez
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Gustavo Veloso
Stage 9 (ITT), Gustavo Veloso
2015
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Gustavo Veloso
Stages 2 & 7, Delio Fernández
Stages 6 & 9, Gustavo Veloso
  Overall Tour do Rio, Gustavo Veloso
Stage 2, Gustavo Veloso
2016
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Rui Vinhas
Prologue, Rafael Reis
Stages 4, 6 & 10, Gustavo Veloso
2017
Stage 5 Volta ao Algarve, Amaro Antunes
  Overall Vuelta a Asturias, Raúl Alarcón
Stage 3, Raúl Alarcón
Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista Comunidad de Madrid, Raúl Alarcón
Stage 3 GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela, Raúl Alarcón
  Overall Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho, Amaro Antunes
Stage 2, Amaro Antunes
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Raúl Alarcón
Stages 1 & 4, Raúl Alarcón
Stage 2, Samuel Caldeira
Stages 5 & 10, Gustavo Veloso
Stage 9, Amaro Antunes
2018
Stage 5 (ITT) Volta ao Alentejo, Gustavo Cesar Veloso
Stage 2 GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela, César Fonte
Stage 3 Vuelta Asturias Julio Alvarez Mendo, Ricardo Mestre
Trofeu Joaquim Agostinho, José Fernandes
  Overall Grande Prémio de Portugal N2, Raúl Alarcón
Stage 1, Raúl Alarcón
  Overall Volta a Portugal, Raúl Alarcón
Stages 3, 4 & 9, Raúl Alarcón
2019
  Overall Volta ao Alentejo, João Rodrigues
Stage 5 (ITT), João Rodrigues
GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela, Daniel Mestre
Stage 3 Vuelta Asturias, Edgar Pinto
Prologue GP Internacional Torres Vedras, Gustavo César

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "W52–FC Porto–Mestre da Cor". ProCyclingStats.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Dragons return to cycling, 31 years later". FC Porto. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "OFM – Quinta da Lixa 2013". ProCyclingStats.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "OFM – Quinta da Lixa 2014". ProCyclingStats.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "W52–Quinta da Lixa 2015". ProCyclingStats.com. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Presentata la rosa della W52-FC Porto: sedici i corridori, sei i nuovi acquisti" [The W52-FC Porto team has been announced: sixteen riders, six new signings]. Cicloweb.it (in Italian). Cicloweb. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.

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