|UCI perplexed by invitees for the Tour||mmaggi|
May 3, 2001 7:17 AM
|UCI President, Hein Verbruggen, stated that the organizers of the TdF (who decided to exclude Mercatone Uno and Saeco from this year's TdF) did not make "a logical sport decision" regarding the invitations to this year's TdF.
According to the president's entourage, the organizers played favorites to the home teams. "The big stage races should cater to the world and not just the home teams. This is why the selection process should be modified and regulated."