Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SE Florida, USA aka the Treasure Coast
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Fasso Bartolo is down to 3 riders but one of them, Basso, is doing quite well so I'd imagine FB will be back. I was disappointed in Petacchi. As a spectator I really enjoy the sprints esp. when you have a team like Fasso or Cipo's Domina Vacanze that does the leadout so well. However, Petacci is out on what was more of a hill rather than the mountains.
4 FB riders went out with the flu. I'd guess that's legit if for no other reason than the sponsors would really be steamed to see their team pull out of the race that gets the most exposure w/o good reason.
The Cipo thing is obviously a moot point but I'll maintain my original stance that he should have been there.
“Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay