The Giro steps up and lays out the “don’t bother showing up” card. Good on ya, send ’em packing.
Managers of the four ProTour teams excluded from the Giro d’Italia are still in disbelief. Citing a selection process based on “ethics and quality,” Giro organizer RCS told Astana, Bouygues Telecom, Crédit Agricole and High Road they were not invited to the May 10 – June 1 event.
…Astana team manager Johan Bruyneel has tried to contact Zomegnan to find out why his team has been left out, according to Astana press officer Philippe Maertens.
“We don’t understand the logic of this decision, especially as everything is in order in our team,” said Maertens. “I don’t think there’s another team that carries out as many [anti-doping] controls as we do.” Read more: beta.velonews.com
I got an email about this one this morning. The subject line was “Believe it, Astanaholes….”
How long till Trek starts rethinking their faith in Bruyneel?
Update: Will the Tour de France snub Astana as well?by