January 23, 2004
Abt on Kelme demotionIHT.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?