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Cycling: Czech rider Cerny to Deceuninck – Quick-Step
02.02 pm: Josef Cerny (27) will start next season for the Belgian formation Deceuninck – Quick-Step. He won the nineteenth stage in the Tour of Italy last month in the service of CCC Team. The two-time and reigning Czech time trial champion took the overall victory in the Tour of the Czech Republic in 2017. In 2018 he was the best in the Czech road championship.
“It has been a difficult season for everyone. I am happy to join one of the best teams in the peloton, ”said Cerny. “I think I can play a role in attracting the sprint for a teammate. I will also work hard up front when necessary. And I have also shown that I can ride results myself when I have good legs. ”
Football: Trainer Buijs returns to the bench at FC Groningen
1.30 pm: Trainer Danny Buijs returns to the bench at FC Groningen on Saturday, which takes on Vitesse at home. Buijs (38) was missing two weeks ago due to “sad private circumstances” at the away match against Feyenoord (2-0 loss).
Buijs will not lead the last training on Friday due to a funeral. The practice session will be taken over by Adrie Poldervaart.
The game between FC Groningen and Vitesse starts at 8 p.m. The Groningers are seventh, Vitesse is at the top together with Ajax. The team from Amsterdam does have a better goal difference.
Basketball: Timberwolves pick Edwards favorite in NBA draft
7.46 am: Minnesota Timberwolves has chosen the talented Anthony Edwards in the draft of the NBA. The 19-year-old American was number 1 on the list of upcoming talents.
Edwards impressed the University of Georgia, where he averaged 19 points per game. He will be with the Timberwolves, who did not make the play-offs last season, teammate of Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
“I feel like I’m going to be a perfect fit for those guys, because Russell likes to play off the ball every now and then and I can play the ball well,” Edwards said during a virtual press conference. “And Towns is the best man for three-pointers in the league. So I guess it can’t go wrong with that. We have a lot of choice. ”
Golden State Warriors chose 19-year-old James Wiseman in the NBA draft. The draft, postponed this year due to the corona virus, is intended to allow young basketball players to apply for a career in the NBA.
The new season in the NBA starts on Tuesday, December 22. Most clubs start their preparation at the beginning of December. Last season, Los Angeles Lakers took the title by beating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals.
Cycling: KNWU Congress elects chairman
07.00 am: The members of the congress of the KNWU cycling association will vote on Thursday evening on who should succeed departing chairman Marcel Wintels. An election was not planned. The same congress previously determined that a suitable and widely supported candidate would be sought through an application procedure who would make a vote superfluous.
In August, the application committee presented Marc van den Tweel as intended chairman. The director of Natuurmonumenten is seen as the best candidate to lead the cycling association. Riders’ union VVBW did not agree with the procedure and choice and presented a rival candidate: Gerry van Gerwen. The VVBW represents professional cyclists who are concerned about the lack of Dutch drivers in international organizations. With his many contacts as a former rider and former sports director, Van Gerwen has to change that.
The KNWU has a statutory obligation to accept an opposing candidate, which means that it can still be exciting on Thursday. Twelve of the 35 eligible voters represent riders, teams or organizers. The eight districts each have two votes. The other voices come from artificial cycling (1 vote) and BMX (6 votes).