Tiago Ferreira (cyclist)

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Tiago Ferreira
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Ferreira competing in the cross-country race at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameTiago Jorge de Oliveira Ferreira
Born (1988-12-07) 7 December 1988 (age 30)
Viseu, Portugal
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Team information
Current teamTeam Protek [1]
Discipline Cross-country
RoleRider
Major wins
MTB Marathon World Championships (2016)

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References

  1. "Team Protek by Marconi Project's". MTBCrossCountry.com. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. "Tiago Ferreira" (in Portuguese). Olympic Committee of Portugal . Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. "Tiago Ferreira vice-campeão europeu de maratonas" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. "ROC Laissagais Championnats du Monde Mountain Bike Marathon 2016" (PDF) (in French). Roc Laissagais. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  5. "Tiago Ferreira campeão do Mundo de Maratonas" (in Portuguese). Portuguese Cycling Federation. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.