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January 23, 2004

Abt on Kelme demotion

IHT.com | Kelme suffers a heartbreaking fall

I've said it before, but Samuel Abt is the best English-language cycling commentator working today.

This is his take on the demotion of Kelme to Division 2:

PARIS - This is a love story, and so it includes trace elements of rejection, threats, humiliation and compromise - the usual - but, above all, love.

Pepe Quilès has nothing but love for bicycle racing: fierce, possessive love. Why else would his Kelme sports shoe company have sponsored a Spanish team for 25 years, an eternity in the sport?

Posted by Frank Steele on January 23, 2004 in Tour news | Permalink

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