The Week That Was...

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06/29/2003| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

The Week That Was...

Ian Melvin comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

is also hopeful of a good ride in this year?s event following his stage win last year.  Following his stage 8 victory in the individual Time Trial in the Tour de Suisse, he said, "I'm in better form this year than at the same time last year and I'll be looking at the Prologue and the Individual Time Trial but I'm up for whatever challenges come along."

Last week the UCI rejected the appeal from Mario Cipollini's Domina Vacanze team following their exclusion from this years Tour.  Manager Vincenzo Santoni commented, "The arbitration by the UCI which confirmed Cipollini's exclusion, is proof once again of the power and influence that governs cycling.  The reasons they gave us were ridiculous."

Another unsuccessful appeal case was that of Gianluca Bortolami (Vini Caldirola) following his positive drugs test as reported last week.  "I can't explain how this happened, but it's a reality."

Moving Stateside, New Zealander Gordon McCauley has signed for Schroeder Iron.  After riding last year for RDM-Flanders in

, the Kiwi opted not to renew his contract and instead found himself a spot of the Giant-Asia team which came to an abrupt end after only 1 month following differences between rider and team.  McCauley found himself back on the Amateur scene in
before signing for the US Pro team.  "I'm fizzing to be back with the pro's.  It's a great new challenge, riding on the American circuit."   Schroeder Iron is presently without Mexican sprinter Miguel Meza following some immigration problems.  Team management hope to have him back in the country soon.

Finally, Tailwind, the management company behind the US Postal team has departed company with CEO Mark Gorski who has resigned to take up a new role away form the sport.  Gorski commented, "I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over the last eight years with the team."


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Till next week,
Ian Melvin


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