Vito–Feirense–BlackJack

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Vito–Feirense–Blackjack
Team information
UCI codeVFB
RegisteredPortugal
Founded1983 (1983)
DisciplineRoad
StatusProfessional (1987–1993)
Continental (2018–)
BicyclesSwift
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerFernando Pinto
Team manager(s)Joaquim Andrade
Team name history
1984–1986
1987–1988
1989–1991
1992
1993
2018–
Feirense–Ruquita
Ruquita–Feirense
Ruquita–Philips–Feirense
Philips–Etiel–Feirense (FEI)
Imporbor–Feirense (FEI)
Vito–Feirense–Blackjack (VFB)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Jersey

Vito–Feirense–Blackjack (UCI team code: VFB) is a Portuguese professional road race cycling team team founded in 1983 that is currently based in Albergaria-a-Velha (former LA Alumínios / Metalusa Blackjack structure), competing on the UCI Continental Circuits.

History[edit]

From Santa Maria da Feira, a municipality with a rich cycling tradition, C.D. Feirense established a development team in late 1983 named Feirense–Ruquita that entered the competition the following year.

It was the start of a decade competing in the sport, from 1987 onwards in the professional ranks, where its major achievement was an Volta a Portugal overall victory in 1990, with São Paio de Oleiros native Fernando Carvalho.

On 26 October 2017, to celebrate its centenary, Rodrigo Nunes, C.D. Feirense chairman, revealed the club return to the sport through a partnership with Fernando Vasco, Sport Ciclismo São João de Ver development team manager, and Fernando Pinto.

Fernando Pinto, former General Manager and financial backer of LA Alumínios / Metalusa Blackjack, was retained as General manager and retired cyclist Joaquim Andrade assumed the role of Sports Director.[1][2]

Team roster[edit]

As of 2019

Rider Date of birth
 Luís Afonso (POR) (1990-01-14) 14 January 1990 (age 29)
 Leonel Coutinho (POR) (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27)
 Xuban Errazkin (ESP) (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 22)
 Soufiane Haddi (MAR) (1991-02-02) 2 February 1991 (age 28)
 João Matias (POR) (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 28)
 Edgar Pinto (POR) (1985-08-27) 27 August 1985 (age 33)
 Bernardo Saavedra (POR) (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21)
 Hugo Sancho (POR) (1982-02-04) 4 February 1982 (age 37)
 Gonçalo Santos (POR) (1995-08-21) 21 August 1995 (age 24)
 João Santos (POR) (1995-04-29) 29 April 1995 (age 24)
 Ricardo Vale (POR) (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 26)

Major wins[edit]

1987
Young rider classification Volta a Portugal, Orlando Neves
1988
Combination classification Volta a Portugal, Fernando Carvalho
1990
Stage 1 Troféu Joaquim Agostinho, Andrzej Dulas
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta ao Algarve, Fernando Carvalho
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Volta a Portugal, Fernando Carvalho
Combination classification, Fernando Carvalho
Prologue[N 1]
Stage 7 & 16, Fernando Carvalho
1992
Porto–Lisboa, Oleg Logvin
Young rider classification Volta a Portugal, Quintino Rodrigues
2018
Stage 4 Volta ao Alentejo, Edgar Pinto
Jersey white dots on red.svg Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid, Edgar Pinto
Under-23 classification, Xuban Errazkin
Stage 1, Edgar Pinto
Jersey green.svg Points classification GP Nacional 2 de Portugal, João Matias
Stage 5, João Matias

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vito-Feirense-Blackjack é a nova equipa do pelotão nacional de ciclismo". SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). Sportinforma. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  2. ^ "Vito-Feirense-Blackjack é a nova equipa do pelotão nacional de cilcismo". RTP Notícias (in Portuguese). Lusa. 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2018-08-18.

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