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Cycling: Giro leaves Androni at home
2.51 p.m.: The Giro d’Italia organization announced the wildcards for the race. Somewhat contrary to expectations, Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec has no place.
This selection is absolutely amazing, as the team took on the final version of “The Stage” with Simon Beloud. The Swiss was eventually honored in Milan as the driver with the most kilometers per journey. The previous year, the team won a stage with Fausto Masnada.
Wildcards go to Eolo-Kometa, Bardiani-CSF, and Vini Zabu. The last two were also there last year, but the choice of Eolo-Kometa was even more impressive. The squad has only entered the pro-Intercontinental competition since this year. The fact that Ivan Baso and Alberto Contador are the driving force behind the team will have something to do with this. Both riders won Giro more than once.
Alpecin-Fenix will also participate in Giro. Matteo van der Bohl’s team won the European Tour last year.
Football: The death of a Real Madrid legend Bachin (82)
2.44 p.m.: Real Madrid legend Enrique Perez Diaz, better known as Paquin footballer, has passed away at the age of 82. Real announced this on Wednesday.
Bakin played 218 matches for the team from the Spanish capital between 1959 and 1968. He won twice the first European Cup, the European Champions League and the Club World Cup and seven times the Spanish title.
The defender has also played with Jimnastika, Burgos, Osasuna, Real Betis and Toluca. Then he went to work as a coach, including Real Madrid youth.
Football: Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have to move
12.10 pm: Atletico Madrid must move to Bucharest to play the second leg against Chelsea in the Eighth Champions League Finals. Due to Corona restrictions, the English are not welcome in Spain, as the match was supposed to take place on February 23.
Since flights from the UK are not permitted in many countries, many European matches have to be carried outside English clubs. In the Champions League, this has already been applied to the match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool, which is being played in Budapest. The Hungarian capital is also where Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City meet.
In the European League, Manchester United play the first leg against Real Sociedad in Turin for the same reason. The Norwegian Mulde and Hoffenheim meet in Villarreal, Spain. Due to closed borders and rules regarding quarantine due to the Coronavirus, Germans cannot travel to Norway.
Football: Eredivisie’s women’s name has become a new donor
09.19 am: The Women’s Premier League is now called Pure Energie Eredivisie Women. The Football Association reported KNVB on Wednesday. Green Energy is the first company to commit itself as the name donor to the top Dutch women’s soccer league. The agreement will run until the 2023-24 season, with a longer cooperation structure.
“This season, the Women’s Premier League is more visible to the general public than ever before. This, along with the characters and good game, ensures that partners like Pure Energie can now see the strength and potential of the competition,” says Meta Römers, in charge of Pure Energie. Eredivisie Women on behalf of KNVB management. “At Vision Women’s Football 2018-2022, we aim to achieve a stronger league. This cooperation will of course contribute to this. Moreover, as a supplier of green energy, Pure Energie radiates social commitment. For this reason also, there is an excellent match.”
International players Sherida Spitz and Merrill Van Dongen are ambassadors for the Pure Energy Iridevese women. “We are very pleased with the increasing popularity of our sport,” Spets said. “Our generation has the ambition to leave women’s football in the Netherlands better for the next generation of players. I see this as the next step in professionalizing women’s football.”
Pure Energie is already the main sponsor of FC Twente.
Basketball: Utah Jazz makes the best competition start in club history
08.27 am: Utah Jazz basketball players boosted their lead in the Western Conference of the NBA. Defeated the Boston Celtics: 122–108.
Donovan Mitchell was the oldest man with 36 points, including six three-pointers. He also scored nine assists. Joe Ingles added 24 more points.
Utah Jazz is now working on one of the best competitions starting in club history. “We are very competitive,” Mitchell said. “This is our strength.” “We are continuing to fight. The previous season was a disappointment. This time we want to achieve more of it.”
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