Adriano Quintanilla, president of the Associação Calvário Várzea Clube de Ciclismo, has made his stance public in an open letter following the suspension of the naming and licensing settlement for the W52-FC Porto model following the suspension of eight cyclists and two mechanics for doping. workout routines
This letter in full:
“Felgueiras, August 1, 2022
Dear Reader: In view of the numerous misunderstandings and confusion surrounding the stories of the doping case involving the Calvário Várzea Clube de Ciclismo crew, which resulted in the short-term suspension of the UCI’s license and consequent ban from collaborating in sporting occasions, I I feel you will need to make clear what is definitely occurring.
The care and concern for our sponsors, employees and athletes justifies it and that’s what drives me in this and brings me to satisfy you. I entered the world of biking in 1989 and retired in 2001. I got here again in 2014 and in 2016 I signed the present “Branding and Licensing Agreement” with FC Porto, first via Vintage Podium and later to this present day, via Calvário Várzea Cycling Club Association. I’m not knowledgeable bicycle owner and by no means have been.
My complete life has been devoted to the world of clothes, onerous and day by day work in my corporations. For this motive, with the purpose of getting a successful crew, with the very best situations, with solely groups that carry out on the degree of the World Tour, I delegated duties to professionals and paid money owed that weren’t created by me. to conform Regarding the athletes and the UCI, and the hiring of those that I contemplate to be one of the best professionals, I’ve at all times been cautious that they act in strict compliance with all the principles of the game, i.e. truthful play and no doping.
So, to my utter shock and amazement, final April, in my own residence, the place I used to be resting, I encountered my athletes and different employees members and came upon that there was a judicial course of happening. Seeing the state of despair of some athletes, I quickly tried to change into an assistant in this course, however was denied. However, believing his phrases and the negativity of the evaluation achieved, I did what any human with the least rules would do: defend my athletes, which I’ll proceed to do till confirmed in any other case. Of course, anybody confirmed incorrect deserves a proper and public apology, each from myself and the membership and its sponsors. Anyone who is aware of me in any respect is aware of that I battle for the values of fact, honesty and respect for the phrase, values that I acquired from my mother and father, humble individuals, however good individuals, that is why I do not see. I’m in this try to assassinate the individual I’m the goal of, together with my sponsors.
I settle for that we will and should at all times do higher: the golf equipment, the Portuguese Cycling Federation and the Portuguese Anti-Doping Agency (ADOP). Therefore, I’ve given and can give directions in my crew so that there’s transparency and nil tolerance for all identified guidelines. It is in this line of motion that now we have applied an inner code of conduct that’s in line with the newest anti-doping guidelines.
Ultimately, I hope this letter will help every reader come nearer to the reality all of us lengthy for. It is true that Portugal biking desires and deserves it and it’s sure that I cannot quit this purpose so shortly, as I’m making ready the long run with my primary companions.
Sincerely, Adriano Quintanilla”