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    Katusha Tour Team: All Russian

    What do you all think? Is this a sporting move or a sponsor decision?
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    Mainly sponsor.

    They haven't got that many non-Russians in the team + DiLuca I think didn't finish the TdS and Caruso finished way down.

    There are three teams Ag2R, Europcar and Saur Sojasun with one non-French rider (Nicolas Roche Irl. of AG2R)between them and he's in fact half French.
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    Seems like a strange move though to hold on to your best stage racer, Joaquim Rodriguez (8th on GC last year), for the Vuelta. I can see why they left out Pozzato though, he's been a wet blanket all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph1234 View Post
    Seems like a strange move though to hold on to your best stage racer, Joaquim Rodriguez (8th on GC last year), for the Vuelta. I can see why they left out Pozzato though, he's been a wet blanket all season.
    Rodriguez just did the Giro so wouldn't have the same freshness. Also, he's better suited for a WIN in the Vuelta instead of a maybe top 10 or top 5 in the Tour de France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    Rodriguez just did the Giro so wouldn't have the same freshness. Also, he's better suited for a WIN in the Vuelta...
    ... iff'n he don;t meet up with Contador...
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