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Giro teams announced

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Some big names not listed...
AG2R-La Mondiale (FRA)
BARLOWORLD (GBR)
CAISSE D'EPARGNE (SPA)
COFIDIS, le credit par telephone (FRA)
CSF GROUP-NAVIGARE (IRL)
DIQUIGIOVANNI-ANDRONI (VEN)
EUSKALTEL EUSKADI (SPA)
FRANCAISE DES JEUX (FRA)
GEROLSTEINER (GER)
LAMPRE (ITA)
LIQUIGAS (ITA)
LPR BRAKES (IRL)
NGC MEDICAL-OTC (SVI)
QUICK STEP (BEL)
RABOBANK (OLA)
SAUNIER DUVAL-SCOTT (SPA)
SILENCE-LOTTO (BEL)
SLIPSTREAM (USA)
TEAM CSC (DAN)
TEAM MILRAM (*)
TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEM (ITA)


No Astana, no High Road, no Credit Agricole, among others...
 

jaydee

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Jul 5, 2001
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I raced and followed racing religiously for years. The whole dope opera thing has just made it obsolete, at the pro level anyway.
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
I raced and followed racing religiously for years. The whole dope opera thing has just made it obsolete, at the pro level anyway.
It's been a bad couple of years, for sure.
Maybe I'm naive, or whatever, but I really hope that this year is better, and keeps heading that direction.

On a side note, there are few things more fun than watching/cheering a local race. That's true cycling passion.
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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It's been a bad couple of years, for sure.
Maybe I'm naive, or whatever, but I really hope that this year is better, and keeps heading that direction.

On a side note, there are few things more fun than watching/cheering a local race. That's true cycling passion.
pfffft, try two decades. The same crap we're hearing now, is what we heard after the Festina scandal in '98 and its been going on since the late 80s. Its obvious nothing has changed from then to now. I think things will improve becuase teams are starting to take the initiative (CSC, Slipstream). Now they just need to clean up the other side of the doping problem, the anti-doping establishment.