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De la Fuente backs Fuerteventura-Canarias hiring of Vincente Belda

By Antonio J. Salmerón

The daily sport newspaper AS continues its pursuit of Vicente Belda, the ex-director sportif of Comunidad Valenciana who was inplicated in the Operación Puerto scandal. Belda has recently been picked up as technical adviser for the new continental team Fuerteventura-Canarias. AS interviewed the new team's potential main sponsor and asked how he dared to invest in a sport project in which Belda is technical adviser.

"If the judges declare Belda guilty of some crime, I will be the first in forgoing my support and my money," said president of the football club UD Fuerteventura, Pedro de la Fuente. "I will only give my support for the sport, the healthy competition and the noble spirit."

"I trust in the people who represent me in this cycling project, that is Jorge Sastre, the general manager," De la Fuente expressed. "I have been working for 30 years in Fuerteventura ... and I do not need publicity. I believe in the progress of Fuerteventura island and in its sports development. I am supporting the football team, too."

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