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Telekom for TdF: recent news on Evans or Savoldelli?(5 posts)

Telekom for TdF: recent news on Evans or Savoldelli?BergMann
Jun 17, 2003 8:38 AM
I know Evans and Savoldelli have been out with injuries, but was surprised that Telekom lined up at the Tour de Suisse and Volta a Catalunya without either of them.

Does anyone have the scoop as to whether they'll be back in time for the Tour?
Would be good to see them fit in time -- together with Vino and Botero they potentially make a pretty strong team.
Last I heard....Dwayne Barry
Jun 17, 2003 8:48 AM
Evans is not riding the tour because he broke his C-bone for the second time this year, and Salvodelli was having breathing problems because his sinuses are screwed up from when he face-planted at the beginning of the season, but he is listed as a starter for Telekom for the time being. He finished top-10 at the Tour of Germany.
Still strange ...BergMann
Jun 17, 2003 9:15 AM
Hmm, I guess Savoldelli slipped under my radar because he only had one top-10 stage finish at the ToG.

Still strange that he isn't racing this month ...
How about Simoni...Dwayne Barry
Jun 17, 2003 9:28 AM
absolutely no indicator of form, as I'm pretty sure he said he wasn't racing at all between the Giro and Tour (and he's not raced yet or started in the two races going on now). That's got to worry Armstrong a little bit. You'd think he'd at least do some one-day races to keep that race fitness, so he's not adapting to the ubiquitous changes in pace that racing brings during the first week of the tour.
He's gotta recoverBergMann
Jun 22, 2003 7:55 PM
Yeah, Simoni and Aitor Gonzales are big wildcards right now, but I think Simoni more than proved he's on form at the Giro. There have been reports of Saeco scouting the mountains. I'm guessing he's trying to recover all he can and just ride himself back into race shape in the first week of the Tour.