cineteq wrote:Isn't that what happened to KAT's Giro bid? Purito kept saying he wanted to ride the Tour above all, thus RCS didn't wait. On the other hand, UCI said already that they will not have 19 WT teams. So even if CAS ruled in KAT's favor, I have no idea what would happen. Everything points to him leaving.
Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I think Purito has said he'll wait for the whole process before he leaves Katusha. So, if CAS upholds the case and sends it back to UCI (who will undoubtedly reject Katusha's bid) it's going to take longer and Purito might miss some races - the Ardennes, in particular, if UCI delays. I know he's saying Le Tour above all, but I know he wants to race the Ardennes.