05 janeiro 2007

A triste realidade

Ontem, aqui, já tinha abordado o assunto.
Hoje a confirmação vem do estrangeiro:

Lisbon to lose Dakar start after '08

Dakar Rally organisers expect to move the start away from Portugal after the current three-year contract expires in 2008, a director said on Friday.
"I think that, in the future, it is possible for the Dakar to come to Portugal but surely not in 2009," Amaury Sport Organisation director Gilles Jourdan told Reuters.
"We have to change, it's better for the race."
A spokesman for Portuguese Cabinet Minister Pedro Silva Pereira said earlier that the country's government wanted to keep the start in Lisbon.
Jourdan said the Dakar organisation was in talks with two cities interested in holding the start in 2009 but declined to name them.
"I cannot say which cities we are talking to. We will announce a decision in February or March," he said.
This year's rally, the 29th edition of the two-week event, starts in Lisbon on Saturday and ends in the Senegalese capital on Jan 21.
The rally, formerly known as the Paris-Dakar, started in Barcelona in 2005 after the French cities of Arras, Marseille and Clermont-Ferrand in the three previous years and Granada in 1995, 1996 and 1999.

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