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Old 01-10-13, 19:10
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Decent article on whether Purito will stay at Katusha or go.

http://inrng.com/2013/01/rodriguez-new-team/

Apparently Purito comes with a package including Moreno, Losada and 2 other doms.

Astana, who most people thought as his likely destination has the full quota of rides and can't sign Purito unless they retire some of their riders.

If Katusha completely folds, IAM cycling might be a destination, even though it's a Pro Conti team. They have room for 5 riders and have enough money.
That wouldn't make any sense whatsoever. He is leaving Katusha because of no guarantees of participation in races like Tour etc.

In IAM he has the same problem... Anyway I am pretty sure IAM has finalized the roster and it will stay the way it is without changes.
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Old 01-10-13, 19:12
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That wouldn't make any sense whatsoever. He is leaving Katusha because of no guarantees of participation in races like Tour etc.

In IAM he has the same problem... Anyway I am pretty sure IAM has finalized the roster and it will stay the way it is without changes.
If Katusha Folds and he can't find a World Tour team it seems to be the most likely option. It only has 23 riders on it's roster.
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I think the chances of Katusha folding are close to 0%. It's a three team project.
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Old 01-10-13, 19:25
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I think the chances of Katusha folding are close to 0%. It's a three team project.
But if they don't get a UCI licence to ride at any level
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Old 01-10-13, 19:49
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Christ. Sometimes it seems like cycling is stuck in the 5th ****ing century where it takes years for 2 parties to make simple communications because thats how long it takes the messenger on horseback to go to and thro.

You phone up Prudhomme, you ask if Katusha is going to get a wildcard because the ****ing livelyhoods of like 60 people depend on it. And based on that answer rather than drag everyone through 2 months of this nonsense, ****ing up seasons and races, you get the answer you need and proceed with what has to be done

All the other races will sort themselves. Absolutely no race is going to say no to Katusha if the defending and 2 time UCI world number 1 says he will be there.
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Old 01-10-13, 19:57
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All the other races will sort themselves. Absolutely no race is going to say no to Katusha if the defending and 2 time UCI world number 1 says he will be there.
You've got to tell it to Purito. Why is he insisting on leaving Katusha if they don't get the WT License.
ASO may have indicated that they will not invite Katusha unless they get a WT place.

Remember, they didn't invite Astana in 2008.
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Old 01-10-13, 20:05
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Christ. Sometimes it seems like cycling is stuck in the 5th ****ing century where it takes years for 2 parties to make simple communications because thats how long it takes the messenger on horseback to go to and thro.

You phone up Prudhomme, you ask if Katusha is going to get a wildcard because the ****ing livelyhoods of like 60 people depend on it. And based on that answer rather than drag everyone through 2 months of this nonsense, ****ing up seasons and races, you get the answer you need and proceed with what has to be done

All the other races will sort themselves. Absolutely no race is going to say no to Katusha if the defending and 2 time UCI world number 1 says he will be there.
Seems the UCI World Number 1, Rodriguez doesn't quite agree with you

Not as simple as that it seems.
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I think the chances of Katusha folding are close to 0%. It's a three team project.
Up until yesterday that chance was >50%. Right now I'd say you're right and the project will go on one way or another
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Seems the UCI World Number 1, Rodriguez doesn't quite agree with you .
What are you yapping about?
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Christ. Sometimes it seems like cycling is stuck in the 5th ****ing century where it takes years for 2 parties to make simple communications because thats how long it takes the messenger on horseback to go to and thro.

You phone up Prudhomme, you ask if Katusha is going to get a wildcard because the ****ing livelyhoods of like 60 people depend on it. And based on that answer rather than drag everyone through 2 months of this nonsense, ****ing up seasons and races, you get the answer you need and proceed with what has to be done

All the other races will sort themselves. Absolutely no race is going to say no to Katusha if the defending and 2 time UCI world number 1 says he will be there.
UCI stepped up since Pat took over. Pigeons are now in operation:

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