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Jan negotiating with Telekom!(4 posts)

Jan negotiating with Telekom!Zman
Sep 22, 2003 10:23 AM
Is it true that Jan will soon be back with his old buddies at Telekom! Whatever happened to the Saeco/Bianchi rumors, and what does this mean for Vino?

Is a plot unfolding?

Z
re: Jan negotiating with Telekom!thebadger
Sep 22, 2003 10:31 AM
The Telekom rumors are older than the Saeco/Bianchi rumors
Jan is done with Bianchi...biknben
Sep 22, 2003 11:09 AM
After reading some of the stuff at Velonews it looks like Jan is moving. Where he's going is yet to be determined. It is clear that he is not happy with Bianchi. He realizes he can't win the TDF without a solid team. Bianchi doesn't have the funds to produce such a team.

Bianchi is scrambling for additional support by going to Saeco. I think Jan is gone regardless of what happens with Saeco.

I do find it surprising that he's negotiating with Telecom. They pretty much dumped him after his suspension with the assumption that he cracked. Jan proved them wrong with a huge performance at the Tour. I'd be looking to rub it in their faces, not go back to them. Then again Telecom always did their tour selection around him for a strong team. Mybe he's putting huge value in the team strength.

He plans to announce in a couple days (according to his web site). We'll see soon enough.
re: Jan negotiating with Telekom!lyleseven
Sep 22, 2003 12:02 PM
He would be a major factor with Telekom--not that he isn't now!