The objective, clarified the same source, was the collection of evidence from various points in the country, namely documentation, and not the arrest of any suspect, just two days before the start of the 83rd Volta a Portugal bike race.

It is recalled that at the end of April, ten W52-FC Porto cyclists were named as defendants during the Clean Test operation and the team’s sports director, Nuno Ribeiro and his deputy José Rodrigues, were arrested.

Despite the suspensions of the vast majority of its cyclists, the participation of the W52-FC Porto in the Volta a Portugal was confirmed by Joaquim Gomes, director of the race, but last week the International Cycling Union (UCI) withdrew its sports license for the team that has eight cyclists preventively suspended. FC Porto has since suspended the contract it had with W52.