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Giro 2015 wildcards

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited January 2015 in Pro race
Bardiani CSF, Southeast, Androni Giocattoli, Nippo Vini Fantini and Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice

No Colombia!!

Either they were not impressed with last year or they have got the team Southeast in due to a massive backhander....they have Petacchi and will probably come last in just about everything.

Looking forward to seeing Cunego in Nippo colours and will be interesting to see what CCC can do (they have Bole, Szymd and Schumacher now).

Teams that applied and missed out: Colombia, Wanty - Groupe Gobert, UnitedHealthcare and Caja Rural - Seguros RGA.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Odds on which team gets pinged first?
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Tirreno:
    Bardiani CSF, Bora-Argon 18, Colombia, MTN-Qhubeka and Europcar
    MSR:
    Androni Giocattoli, Cofidis, CCC Sprandi and Novo Nordisk
    Lombardia:
    Androni Giocattoli, Bardiani, Bora-Argon 18, CCC Sprandi, Colombia, Nippo Vini Fantini, Southeast and UHC
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,887
    Southeast (aka Yellow Fluo etc) could do transfusions on stage during the Giro presentation and then hand out EPO samples to kids and still get a Giro invite, just as long they change their name every year.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Yeah, complete and utter BS that a team as consistently dirty as that get invited. It's when you know that the Italian's at RCS are corrupt as you like.
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  • Disappointed no application from Roompot.

    Eneco Tour and 3 Days of de Panne the only events in their calendar at this rate.

    Unless there is a criterium on the second Thrusday of March in Den Haag...
  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,073
    No MTN-Qhubeka at MSR seems like a shame. They would have had a few contenders and two of the last four winners...
  • arnufarnuf Posts: 87
    Disappointed no application from Roompot.

    Eneco Tour and 3 Days of de Panne the only events in their calendar at this rate.

    Unless there is a criterium on the second Thrusday of March in Den Haag...

    I think they'll roughly have the same calendar Topsport Vlaanderen has, which is probably what they want.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856

    Looking forward to seeing Cunego in Nippo colours and will be interesting to see what CCC can do (they have Bole, Szymd and Schumacher now).

    Wait. The Schumacher? The guy who got busted in, what, 2008? Seriously?
  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,073
    CCC still has Davide Rebellin!
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,855
    shazzz wrote:
    No MTN-Qhubeka at MSR seems like a shame. They would have had a few contenders and two of the last four winners...

    They have got a wildcard though, and for Tirreno too.
  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,073
    Ah yes, hadn't realised that those going to T-A also get to ride at MSR. Phew!
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    RichN95 wrote:
    Southeast (aka Yellow Fluo etc) could do transfusions on stage during the Giro presentation and then hand out EPO samples to kids and still get a Giro invite, just as long they change their name every year.
    Haha, this is true!
  • Southeast got a wildcard by default for winning the coppa Italia, no? And no, I don't think they beat Napoli en route....
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,887
    Southeast got a wildcard by default for winning the coppa Italia, no? And no, I don't think they beat Napoli en route....
    Yes, but....

    ...they beat Bardiani by just one point, 576-575. And 121 of Neri/Southeast/Fluo's points were scored by Mauro Rabottini who tested positive for EPO in September.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Cheers, didn't consider Rabottini's points
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