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Why so few Postie aquisitions?(5 posts)

Why so few Postie aquisitions?eyebob
Sep 4, 2003 11:44 AM
Seems like the bulk of the available riders (esp. those from the soon-to-be defunct ONCE and iBanesto.com teams) have gone to other teams. The Posties have signed a few young riders and have not lost anyone (don't know about Vandevelde though) but have not really signed anyone new. Are they that good already. I suppose that for their primary purpose (win the tour and make a good showing in the Spring Classics) they are set, but I'd have assumed they'd do more.

Thoughts?

BT
if it ain't broke, why fix it?mohair_chair
Sep 4, 2003 2:22 PM
My impression is that the only thing USPS is concerned about is their classics squad, so they've grabbed a number of Belgians. If they can get guys who can be with Hincapie at the end of a cobbled classic, he might actually win one. As far as stage racing goes, there doesn't seem to be a weakness on the squad.
if it ain't broke, why fix it?atpjunkie
Sep 4, 2003 4:35 PM
but my guess is Slava will retire. who's gonna step up? maybe one of the new Belgians can take his place. good on postal for building a classics squad. George deserves that much.
I suppose, but on another note,eyebob
Sep 8, 2003 10:35 AM
I love that US Postal is a more well-rounded, meaning able to ride and contest a variety of races, type of squad. It's funner for me to watch races in which one of their squad is contesting the outcome.

BT
What's up with Vandevelde?Jer77
Sep 5, 2003 1:47 PM
He rode so strong in the Vuelta last year but I have not heard anything about him lately. What happened? Does anyone know if he will be leaving Postal?