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Why wasn't Mapei given the boot?(6 posts)

Why wasn't Mapei given the boot?longfellow68
Jun 4, 2002 3:20 AM
Garzelli was thrown from the Giro because of his test from LBL. But he WAS thrown from the Giro.
I don't see how this is much different from Saeco's toss.

Garzelli = positive test LBL, thrown from Giro
Simoni = positive test Giro, withdrew from Giro
With regard to TdF selections.... nmlongfellow68
Jun 4, 2002 3:21 AM
nm
My Guess.Len J
Jun 4, 2002 3:52 AM
Saeco was invited solely because of Simoni, in fact I think I remember that LeBlanc said as much at the press confrence when Saeco was chosen. Mapai has a much deeper team & even without Garzelli, showed well in the Giro.

Len
Its French horse droppings...longfellow68
Jun 4, 2002 5:27 AM
Hes taking Seaco (team with 2 coke heads, Simoni and Commesso) and replacing them with Jean Delatour who has a self-proclaimed cokehead, Brochard, and thats not even going on to say how much stuff he was on with Festina.
I think its just because they are frogs..
Isn't Mapei automatically in?frankamo
Jun 4, 2002 4:08 AM
Based on their UCI points?

Saeco was a wildcard. I guess their invite could be pulled as easily as it was originally granted.
YEP. nmSintesi
Jun 4, 2002 4:47 AM