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Christian Vandevelde not in Tour?(3 posts)

Christian Vandevelde not in Tour?rollo tommassi
Jul 1, 2003 7:59 AM
I'm confused...he was listed in the preliminary team list, but no longer in the 'final' list?

Another spider?
USPS bench just too deeptheBreeze
Jul 1, 2003 8:11 AM
I think it has been clear for several weeks now that he wouldn't be picked.

Final announcement out today. Floyd Landis is the ninth man. Kind of surprising to me. I thought for sure it would be Joachim. I guess Bruneel (sp?) thinks Landis is in much better shape than we suspected given his off season injury.

In my very humble opinion, if anyone was going to be the "next Lance", meaning the next great American cyclist (aside from some kid riding his heart out in obscurity right now) it wouold be Landis. He has not only the talent and engine, but the work ethic as well. Really seems to have his head on straight.
USPS bench just too deeprollo tommassi
Jul 1, 2003 9:16 AM
Yes, I guess the results haven't been there for him (or maybe 'saving' him for Vuelta?)

A little surprised about Landis over Joachim, too, but I'm sure he'll prove himself.

Hate to be in Bruyneels' shoes, to have to pick from so much talent!