12 teams to take part in Romanian Cycling Tour
9 teams from Europe and 3 teams from Romania will take part in the 46th edition of the Romanian Cycling Tour from June 6 to June 13, the Romanian Cycling Federation informs.
The Romanian Tour is included in the International Cycling Union for the second time in its history. The Romanian Cycling Tour debuted in 1934. This edition’s route will start in Constanta and will end at Balea Lac, totalling 1,150 kilometres.
72 cyclists from 18 countries will enter the race, representing 12 teams from Romania and from abroad. These are the nations represented in the race: Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. Dinamo Bucharest, Delma Medgidia and Tusnad Miercurea Ciuc will represent Romania. Details about the Tour will be offered during the press conference scheduled on June 3. Mrs. Monica Iacob-Ridzi, the Minister of Youth and Sport, will be invited at the press conference that will start at 11 AM on June 3, within the Great Hall of the Capitol Hotel in Bucharest, 29, Victoriei Boulevard.
CFR Cluj transfers Slovakian goalkeeper Peskovic
CFR Cluj has conducted the first transfer for the next season, the Slovakian goalkeeper Boris Peksovic signing a three-year contract with the club.
Peskovic (32 years old) was a free player after having played for Portugal’s Academica de Coimbra. Last season he played 28 games for Academica after previously playing in Poland. His game record in Poland includes 41 games played for Swit Nowy Dwor (2002-2004, 1 goal scored), 13 games for Widzew Lodz (2004), 33 games for Pogon Szczecin (2005-2006), 14 games for Zaglebie Sosnowiec (2007) and 24 games for Gornik Zabrze (2007-2008). Peskovic (1.89 meters, 86 kilograms) started his career by playing 14 games for Slovan Bratislava (2000-2002).
Mutu wants to continue playing for Fiorentina
Striker Adrian Mutu and his manager Alessandro Moggi have met Pantaleo Corvino, AC Fiorentina’s sports director, on Monday. During the meeting the Romanian international player expressed his desire to continue playing for the team, the violanews.com website informs.
Several European clubs expressed their desire to buy Mutu, the list including Bayern Munich, VfL Wolfsburg and Galatasaray Istanbul.
On the other hand, Corvino’s list of acquisitions includes fullbacks Felipe (Udinese) and Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), midfielders Luis Alberto (Nacional Madeira), Fabricio (Cruzeiro) and McDonald Mariga (FC Parma), and striker Julio Ricardo Cruz (Internazionale Milano).