Cadets Portugal Cycling Tour promoting EUG2018
The Cadets Portugal Bicycle Tour was held between August 4-6 and presented in University of Coimbra, one day before the start of the competition. Coimbra, host of next year's European Universities Games (EUG2018), was the stage chosen for this official presentation. Coimbra’s Universities Residencies will be the accommodation of the athletes competing.
This was the 10th edition of the Cadets Portugal Tour and all teams were presented to the media and guests in University of Coimbra followed by a sports round-table debate about the importance of young athletes to reconcile their academic studies with their sporting career, which should always have ethics as the main value. One of the speakers was Ivo Oliveira, one of the most promising youngsters in Portuguese Cycling, alongside with representatives of University of Coimbra, Anti-doping Portuguese authorities and the Portuguese Olympic Committee.
The competition started on Friday and finished on Sunday, occurring at the same time as Portugal Bicycle Tour, which started on Friday, August 4 as well.
All athletes from the Cadets Portugal Bicycle Tour stayed in Coimbra’s Universities Residencies during the competition, the same rooms that will accommodate the EUG Coimbra’s 2018 athletes, the more than 4000 who are expected to compete next year.
Coimbra this year already hosted the European Universities Judo, Karate and Taekwondo Championships, bringing together over 700 participants, representing over 200 universities from 30 countries.
The European Universities Games (EUG) Coimbra 2018 are less than one year from their start. An amazing experience for more than 4000 athletes from 40 countries and 350 universities, competing in the historic University City of Coimbra, in Portugal, in an event that will have more than 1000 volunteers. From July 13th to the 28th, Coimbra will be the centre stage of the European Universities sports. This will be EUG’s 4th edition. The first took place in 2012, in Cordoba, Spain; the second was in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2014; and the third edition was hosted by Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia, a year ago. EUG Coimbra 2018 will have action in 13 sports, making this the biggest multisport event ever organized in Portugal.
The sports program includes male and female competitions in: Badminton, Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Canoe Sprint, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball. Registration will open end of the year.
For more information, please see www.eug2018.com.