Gila: Team Names

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  1. genedan

    genedan New Member

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    Hey,

    Someone please enlighten me. In the reports on the Tour of the Gila I noticed that some of the riders have different names for their teams than usual. For instance, Levi and Lance are both racing under Mellow Johnny's, and Zabriske and Danielson are racing under DZnuts. Why is this so?
     
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  2. Maxiton

    Maxiton New Member

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    Because under UCI rules, Pro Tour teams aren't allowed to participate in national-level races, which is what Tour of the Gila is. What is allowed is the participation of up to three members of a single Pro Tour team, if they do so as individuals or under some name other than that of their pro team.

    PS. I just checked out your blog. Very cool.
     
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