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Nationals take off today with limitations due to the pandemic

Only 13 cyclists compete today, Friday, in the National Championship of time trial in the elite category, in a route of 30.5 kilometers in Vila Velha de Ródão.
João Almeida (DQT) and Nelson Oliveira (MOV), who in just over a month will be at the Olympic Games in Tokyo2020, and Rafael Reis (EFP), are the strongest candidates for the podium.
José Fernandes (W52), José Gonçalves (DKO), Ricardo Vilela (W52) and António Carvalho (EFP) will also be in competition.
The public is asked to watch it at home, through social networks.
The use of a mask is mandatory for all participants and cyclists can only remove it during the warm-up and the race. Delimited areas for departures and arrivals will be closed to the public and the media will only be able to communicate with participants in the team area, press conferences and mixed area. Greetings of any kind should be avoided.