|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.... nm||longfellow68|
Jun 4, 2002 3:21 AM
|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.
|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.
Jun 4, 2002 4:47 AM