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June 14, 2005

Vande Velde won't make Tour start

VeloNews | Tuesday's EuroFile: Danielson back in the saddle; Rihs hopes Hamilton will be, too

Today's VeloNews EuroFile column notes that CSC's Christian Vande Velde is in Girona, recovering from his spring campaign, and will focus next on the Vuelta a España. Vande Velde rode both the Giro and the Dauphiné, which were almost back to back.

VeloNews also notes that Tom Danielson's next race will be the Tour of Austria July 4-10 (during the Tour). Danielson will face his first full grand tour at the 2005 Vuelta.

Finally, they talked to Andy Rihs about the Tyler Hamilton case. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Rihs believes in Hamilton's innocence, and thinks the Court of Arbitration for Sport is more likely to be fair:

"In my opinion, legally, they can't judge against him, knowing what I know, without being a political person, just looking at the legal side," Rihs said. "His verdict is very political in my opinion and CAS is more objective."

Posted by Frank Steele on June 14, 2005 in Christian Vande Velde, Tom Danielson, Tyler Freaking Hamilton | Permalink