Astana in the Giro...

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Timo
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by Timo

The Astana team management has just announced that they've been invited for the Giro d'Italia. Klöden, Contador and Leipheimer will compete.
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by Timo

Angelo Zomegnan and an Astana official were interviewed on the phone during today's live coverage of the Tour du Romandie on Belgian television.
And if I ever meet an aardvark, I'm going to step on its damn protruding nasal implement until it couldn't suck up an insect if its life depended on it.

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by HillMut

Interesting...

Thanks for the breaking news :!:

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by EURO

Those UCI passports will make interesting reading...

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I'll stick with GQ thanks

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by cdiaz

this is awesome, great news and good for the race too. how exciting are those climbs of the giro gonna be?!!!, I hope they take the TTT from slipstream.

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by 1centaur

Does this mean the "top pro rider" implicated in the medical passport program is not from Astana? Let's hope so.

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How much does it weigh?

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by geraldatwork

I think it is good news. You want to have the best riders and teams participating in the most important races. If the Astana riders do really well it will put more pressure on the TDF. If it clearly doesn't have the best riders the race becomes less important. I am also curious how the late notice will affect the Contador and Leipheimer as they probably weren't training for a race of this difficulty.
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Here is a video interview with Levi, and a list of riders Astana is sending:
http://cycleto.com/

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Here is the official press release:
http://www.astana-cyclingteam.com/NewsA ... px?Code=22
2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 (If the insurance allows)
2010 Specialized Tarmac Pro
2008 Custom Columbus XLR8R Frame (Team Branded)
2006 Specialized S-Works E5 Aerotec - Stolen
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by EURO

geraldatwork wrote:I think it is good news. You want to have the best riders and teams participating in the most important races.

Nope, you want to best clean riders and the best clean teams in the most important races.

Adding Johan Bruyneel to manage Kloden at Astana makes me chuckle, but it doesn't really say 'clean' to me.

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by Rodrego Hernandez

if it's ok for ogrady, mcgee, millar, backstedt, danielson, zabel, valverde, deluca and the rest then why not astana?

I don't see anyone questioning Lemonds wins when he rode for Gan even though several Gan riders from the past have dodgy reputations..........

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Euro I think you need to take a look at www.iwanttoturneveryfcukingthreadintoat ... oneoff.com I reckon it would be right up your street

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