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Old 09-29-09, 03:50 PM   #1
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With BBox and Cofidis out ...

Does that open the door for Radioshack and Sky right away?
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Old 09-29-09, 05:21 PM   #2
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Does that open the door for Radioshack and Sky right away?
sure seems that way now all lance needs is the TTT at the 2010 TDF .

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Old 09-29-09, 05:39 PM   #3
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As far as I can tell, there were two open spots before BBox & Cofidis got kicked to the curb anyway.
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Old 09-29-09, 07:41 PM   #4
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It's rediculous that the one of the longest single-sponsored teams in the sport has been kicked out of the ProTour. Sure, they had a tough streak, but at least they won at the Vuelta.
I was also looking forward to see Bouygues' Japanese sprinter's progression in the ProTour ranks.
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There might be another spot open if Astana gets kicked out, which appears to be a definite possibility right now.
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Damn I need to catch up on this stuff, any good links?
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Both teams were ranked low in the standings...I think the idea of the ProTour was always to be based on results - i.e. - top level of sport.

here's a story on it:

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/18...n-on-hold.aspx
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Sky was already announced as getting one.

Sad about those two getting booted - I think of them both as teams that are just always there - never really doing much, but always being a presence. Like Lampre and Milram (now why did Lampre get a three-year extension, but Milram only a one-year?)
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it is highly unlikely that this will impact a start for either of the two French teams in the Tour de France. The presence of French stars Thomas Voeckler and David Moncoutiť all but guarantee a place in the world's biggest bike race.
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