Bianchi for Coast?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Robert Chung, May 20, 2003.

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  1. Robert Chung

    Robert Chung Guest

    Coast got an automatic spot in the Grand Tours because it qualified as a "Top Club." UCI rule
    2.16.001 and 2.16.002 say that only those teams registered with the UCI on December 20 of the prior
    year can be eligible during the subsequent year.
     
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  2. Robert Chung <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Coast got an automatic spot in the Grand Tours because it qualified as a "Top Club." UCI rule
    > 2.16.001 and 2.16.002 say that only those teams registered with the UCI on December 20 of the
    > prior year can be eligible during the subsequent year.

    The diplomatic, peace-process solution: Domina Vacanze should just hire Jan for the Tour. End of
    discussion. Everybody happy.

    Unfortunately, since Domina already has a bike sponsor, that leaves Bianchi out and DV probably
    can't come up with the money. Maybe Leblanc and Hein can slip them a bit under the table to resolve
    the whole embarrassment.
     
  3. Huiz

    Huiz Guest

    Fortunately the Council of Professional Cycling has given their permission to the new Team Bianchi.
    Belgian Rudy Pevenage (ex-Team Coast) and Dutchman Jacques Hanegraaf will be leading the team.

    Almost all Team Coast riders will transfer to Team Bianchi. The new team will not be able to take
    over the UCI points of Team Coast.

    Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc announced that if everything is OK with the new Team
    Bianchi, they most probably will receive the last wildcard.

    (source : www.wielren.com, which is unfortunately a Dutch side regarding the news, the other
    sections are also available in English)

    This means that Jan Ullrich has a very good chance to show if he can compete with Lance....

    Benjamin Weiner <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Robert Chung <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Coast got an automatic spot in the Grand Tours because it qualified as a "Top Club." UCI rule
    > > 2.16.001 and 2.16.002 say that only those teams registered with the UCI on December 20 of the
    > > prior year can be eligible during the subsequent year.
    >
    > The diplomatic, peace-process solution: Domina Vacanze should just hire Jan for the Tour. End of
    > discussion. Everybody happy.
    >
    > Unfortunately, since Domina already has a bike sponsor, that leaves Bianchi out and DV probably
    > can't come up with the money. Maybe Leblanc and Hein can slip them a bit under the table to
    > resolve the whole embarrassment.
     
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