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Old 07-21-05, 10:33 PM   #1
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Vinokourov to leave T-Mobile squad

"LONDON, England -- Kazakh rider Alexandre Vinokourov has dropped a bombshell on his T-Mobile team by announcing that he will leave them at the end of the season.

"Alexandre wants the chance to try and win the Tour de France as a team captain," said team manager Olaf Ludwig on the T-Mobile website.

"We regret this decision, but we can fully comprehend his motives."

The team, currently racing in the Tour de France, is led by German Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour winner."

Wow How disparate/selfish/unsporting is this. To announce 4 days before the end of the Tour he wants a new team? Could he not have waited until the end? T-mobile must be having a party to be rid of the crybaby Kloden and the prima donna Vinokourov.
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Old 07-21-05, 10:51 PM   #2
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Gosh. I bet Ullrich was bawling his eyes out and saying "please, Vino, don't go...YOU can be our team leader next year".

But, maybe not.
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Old 07-21-05, 10:58 PM   #3
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"LONDON, England -- Kazakh rider Alexandre Vinokourov has dropped a bombshell on his T-Mobile team by announcing that he will leave them at the end of the season.

"Alexandre wants the chance to try and win the Tour de France as a team captain," said team manager Olaf Ludwig on the T-Mobile website.

"We regret this decision, but we can fully comprehend his motives."

The team, currently racing in the Tour de France, is led by German Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour winner."

Wow How disparate/selfish/unsporting is this. To announce 4 days before the end of the Tour he wants a new team? Could he not have waited until the end? T-mobile must be having a party to be rid of the crybaby Kloden and the prima donna Vinokourov.

It's not like they've shown solid team work for anyone in their team anyways....
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Old 07-21-05, 11:16 PM   #4
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I don't think it comes as a surprise. The whole team seems disjointed, not knowing who to work for.
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Please continue your discussions in the thread already created on this topic: yay, vino leaving t-mobile

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