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Old 11-25-08, 12:59 AM
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I thought they announced this season before the tour that they were not going to reapply for a ProTour license, which is the reason why Chavanel left. But according to the UCI, they've got a renewed license.

"The ProTour Commission also announced that six teams would be continuing their involvement with the UCI's premier road series, extending the licences of French teams Cofidis (2009) and Française des Jeux (2009-2010), Belgium squads Quick Step (2009-2011) and Silence-Lotto (2009-2011), Bjarne Riis' Saxo Bank - IT Factory (2009-2011) and Dutch mainstays Rabobank (2009-2012)."
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I thought Chavanel left because he wanted to ride for a team that had more of a classics focus.
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Probably that too, but I remember hearing that Cofidis wanted to scale down and not get the ProTour lisence because Cofidis didn't exist outside of France. I think they were going to be like Agritubel and try to get into the TdF as a wildcard.
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