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Uran to OPQS?
So the reports say. Why does this make sense?
OPQS have just spent a bundle signing Cavendish and are reaping stage win after stage win, with buckets of TV exposure, their logo has been front and center constantly, signing Cav has been very successful from a commercial and sporting sense. So why would they now sign a GC contender who will be quite expensive as well? Not even Sky could support both a GC effort and a sprint/green jersey effort. You don't risk your investment in the most reliable stage winner in cycling by taking away his team support. Yet Uran surely isn't being signed as a routine domestique.
I don't get it.
I thought that, if anything, OPQS needed to plan for the post-Boonen era, by developing or signing young rouleurs.