Ferreira competing in the cross-country race at the 2016 Summer Olympics
|Full name||Tiago Jorge de Oliveira Ferreira|
|Born||7 December 1988|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Current team||Team Protek|
|MTB Marathon World Championships (2016)|
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