Good news for Canadian cycling - FINALLY!

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    Huge cycling news!!!!

    This is big, it marks the beginning of the end for the Pro Tour

    That is excellent for Canadian cycling

    Of course the UCI brown-nosing officials in Canadian cycling, a la Brian Jolly or Pierre Hutsebaut won’t tell you that.

    Others like Bill Kinash or Lorraine Lafreniere are too dumb to figure it out.

    BUT THIS IS HUGE.

    It is great news for Canadian cycling. The UCI has been killing the sport in their attempt to cash in on it and make it a typical North American league deal.

    That is not the nature of cycling.

    I will elaborate on all this later. Let’s give Canadian Cyclist and Pedal Magazine time to catch up. Maybe they can even get a comment from Pat McQuaid?



    Le 4/07/2008
    COFIDIS rejoindra le circuit Continental Pro en 2009

    COFIDIS a décidé de se retirer du Pro Tour et optera pour une licence Continental Pro en 2009. Celle-ci permettra à la marque de concentrer sa présence sur toutes les grandes épreuves dans les pays européens où elle est implantée.
    Ce choix permet de mettre davantage en cohérence la stratégie de COFIDIS et son engagement dans le cyclisme. Thierry Vittu, Président de COFIDIS Compétition, a commenté la décision du sponsor. "Aujourd'hui, la licence Pro Tour nécessite de gros investissements qui ne sont pas toujours rentables puisqu'elle conduit de plus en plus l'équipe COFIDIS dans des pays dans lesquels l'entreprise n'est pas implantée. Les courses françaises et européennes inclues dans le calendrier Continental Pro suffisent pour communiquer autour de la marque dans les pays où elle est présente commercialement


    Lefevere steps up UCI feud
    Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere, one of the leading advocates of the ProTour series, sees no point in his team staying in series sponsored by the International Cycling Union (UCI) next season.

    "Our sponsors don't see why they should stay in the ProTour as we could see our invitations to some leading races turned down," the Belgian manager said.
    Read more at
    Eurosport

    From Canadian Cyclist.



    Stil nothing more form them on Cofoidis or Quick Step.



    They are busy with Road Nats & the Tour.
     
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