Edson Gilberto Portugal
Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1959
Cyclist. Son of Edson Carvalho Portugal and Cininha Portugal, he started at age eight as a clown. Afterwards, he performed in the circuses Stankowich, Robattii, Bartholo, Real Show, Moça Fiesta, D'Itália, Beto Pinheiro, Olímpico (Alfredo Silva), Portugal and Bremer, and also went on to own Circo Astor. He married Margarida Astorga, a descendent of the Astor family. Their three children all became artists: Alexandrina, Suelen and Edson McGaiver.