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February 27, 2004

Kelme to be Team 22 for Tour?

www.cyclingnews.com | Belda confident for Tour invite

Cyclingnews.com says Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme “has a place waiting” in the Tour. Organizers announced only 21 teams, leaving a place available for a provisional spot.

The story quotes Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme director Vicente Belda:

“The problem is not a sporting problem, and doesn't concern the presence or absence of Alejandro Valverde,” Belda commented, alluding to the fact that Valverde wouldn't necessarily ride the Tour. “It's a bureaucratic issue, and has to do with certain of my riders' licenses with the UCI. It's possible that this could all be resolved as early as today.”

Posted by Frank Steele on February 27, 2004 in Tour news | Permalink

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