Fassa Bortolo : the end

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  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Cyclingnews reports that FB are finished as team in the pro peloton.

    Petacchi has already signed with Domina Vicanze for Euro 3m.

    Sad to see a team implode but given the Frigo revelations, it's not surprsing that
    Ferretti couldn't attract another sponsor.
     
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  2. mareblu

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    Plus, Fassa Bortolo really only worked around Alessandro Petacchi, so a much of good sprinter boys. It was not a all-round cyclist team. :D
     
  3. renoster

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    I don't know about that.

    Fassa has been a great part of the peleton for the past few years. They often get guys in breaks - and yes, the Petacchi train has been a pleasure to watch. I will miss them.

    I was a great fan of Domina Vacanze/Acqua Sapone during the Cipollini/Zebra era. Perhaps this will be the renaissance of that team. Maybe they will even bring back the zebra stripes.
     
  4. tcklyde

    tcklyde New Member

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    Agreed. They didn't have a GC man for the grand tours (how many teams really do), but Flecha and Cancellara gave them options other than sprinting. Winning Milan-San Remo (a very big race in Italy) and third in Roubaix is very respectable.
     
  5. Dead Star

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    and Kirchen's probably gonna go off to be Di Dopa's slave :( oh well.
     
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