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Astana to get tour place

ivancarlosivancarlos Posts: 1,034
edited July 2007 in Pro race
From cyclingnews.com :-

Alexander Vinokourov and his Astana Team are certain of being invited to the three Grand Tours next year whether they have a ProTour license or not. As reported in www.sportwereld.be, Jean-Francois Pescheux, head of the Tour de France organizer ASO, has told Astana team manager Mario Kummer that the team will be included.

However, Walter Godefroot said that he has not given up hopes of receiving that license. "There was indeed that negative recommendation of the license commission, but at that time our filing was not complete. Now it is. It would be logical that Astana receives ProTour status. We fulfill all the conditions." An announcement concerning the last ProTour licenses is expected momentarily.

Responding to UCI Chairman Pat McQuaid's remarks that Astana had no chance for the license, Godefroot said, "McQuaid has only been in charge for one year. Maybe he still needs to learn his job."

<b>Wasn't sure whether to place this in 'Pro Talk' or 'Pharmacy'</b>[;)]

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ivancarlos</i>

    From cyclingnews.com :-

    Alexander Vinokourov and his Astana Team are certain of being invited to the three Grand Tours next year whether they have a ProTour license or not. As reported in www.sportwereld.be, Jean-Francois Pescheux, head of the Tour de France organizer ASO, has told Astana team manager Mario Kummer that the team will be included.

    However, Walter Godefroot said that he has not given up hopes of receiving that license. "There was indeed that negative recommendation of the license commission, but at that time our filing was not complete. Now it is. It would be logical that Astana receives ProTour status. We fulfill all the conditions." An announcement concerning the last ProTour licenses is expected momentarily.

    Responding to UCI Chairman Pat McQuaid's remarks that Astana had no chance for the license, Godefroot said, "McQuaid has only been in charge for one year. Maybe he still needs to learn his job."

    <b>Wasn't sure whether to place this in 'Pro Talk' or 'Pharmacy'</b>[;)]

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    Not sure what you are trying to say here ivancarlos? This is just a recent news quote. Have you missed something out that you wanted to say?
  • ivancarlosivancarlos Posts: 1,034
    Oh I think you've probably got some idea [;)]

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ivancarlos</i>

    Oh I think you've probably got some idea [;)]

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    Sorry not being smart but I don't I'm afraid. You are doing it again. Just posting news quotes. What's your point? Tell us.
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ivancarlos</i>

    Oh I think you've probably got some idea [;)]

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    Is it the "pharmacy" reference? That's too obscure. Make your point!
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ivancarlos</i>

    From cyclingnews.com :-

    Alexander Vinokourov and his Astana Team are certain of being invited to the three Grand Tours next year whether they have a ProTour license or not. As reported in www.sportwereld.be, Jean-Francois Pescheux, head of the Tour de France organizer ASO, has told Astana team manager Mario Kummer that the team will be included.

    However, Walter Godefroot said that he has not given up hopes of receiving that license. "There was indeed that negative recommendation of the license commission, but at that time our filing was not complete. Now it is. It would be logical that Astana receives ProTour status. We fulfill all the conditions." An announcement concerning the last ProTour licenses is expected momentarily.

    Responding to UCI Chairman Pat McQuaid's remarks that Astana had no chance for the license, Godefroot said, "McQuaid has only been in charge for one year. Maybe he still needs to learn his job."

    <b>Wasn't sure whether to place this in 'Pro Talk' or 'Pharmacy'</b>[;)]

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    Obscure or what?[?] Please someone tell me what this guys point is? I think he has been down the pharmacy himself![:o)]
  • ivancarlosivancarlos Posts: 1,034
    [:D]Thats right, want anything to calm you down while I'm down there?

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  • Im pleased Astana are going to be in the 3 tours,it will make more exciting racing.
    Cant remember reading Vinokourov was involved with any dodgy substances
  • ivancarlosivancarlos Posts: 1,034
    Hmmm :evil:
    I have pain!
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Took me a while to twig that it was a "resurrected" thread there IvanCarlos, but I see where you were headed in your first post :wink:
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