Leipheimer reacts on Team Astana non-selection
2007 Tour 3rd Levi Leipheimer comments on the non-selection of Team Astana for ASO-organized pro cycling races - including the Tour de France - in 2008.
"I am in shock and I am very dissapointed. Along with my friends, family and supporters I can't understand why we are not allowed to take part in the Tour and defend Alberto's title with two other riders capable of winning, myself included. We are all left wondering. I chose this team as it was a very new team, which I?ve already experienced. Of course I stand by my decision to join this new Astana team for 2008. In a sportive way we will fight back with the whole team. The many encouragements I already received today mean a lot to me."
Happy Valentine's Day Levi from the whole team here at Roadcycling.com. You will be missed in the Tour.