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Decision media release just issued to public:

http://www.tas-cas.org/en/infogenerales.asp/4-3-6490-1092-4-1-1/5-0-1092-15-1-1/

KATUSHA MANAGEMENT’S APPEAL UPHELD BY THE CAS

Lausanne, 15 February 2013 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the appeal filed by Katusha Management SA (Katusha) against the International Cycling Union (UCI) in relation to Katusha’s application for a license to participate in the UCI World Tour 2013 season.

Further to an investigation by the Auditor appointed by the UCI, the UCI Licensing Commission issued a decision on 10 December 2012 in which it refused Katusha’s application for the UCI World Tour 2013 season. On 20 December 2012, Katusha filed an appeal at the CAS against such decision requesting that it be set aside and that Katusha be registered as a UCI ProTeam for the 2013 season. On 14 January 2013, the UCI has granted the Continental licence to the team.

A CAS hearing was held on 8 February 2013 during which the parties and their representatives were heard by the CAS Panel in charge of this matter: Professor Luigi Fumagalli (Italy), President of the Panel, Mr Luc Argand (Switzerland) and Mr Michele Bernasconi (Switzerland).

In its deliberations following the hearing, the CAS Panel did not reach the same conclusions as the UCI Licensing Commission and decided to uphold the appeal. According to the CAS decision, the application of Katusha Management SA to be registered as a UCI ProTeam for the season 2013 of the UCI World Tour is granted.

In view of the urgency of the matter, the Panel has issued its decision today, without the grounds, which will be issued in writing in a few weeks.
 
Jan 30, 2011
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Oh man, what will happen now?

3 options:

1. 19 teams (seems to be against UCI safety limits)
2. 18 teams with one of the current ones to be kicked out
3. Something else?
 
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It just keeps getting better and better for the UCI.

Biopassport: in a shambles
Licencing Commission: in a shambles
President: just shambolic

What next, the whole management committee commits hari kari?
 
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Peccio89 said:
they will go with 19 teams, and one extra team per races to avoid additional suit.
That would seem to be the most logical and least path of resistance.

There are still problems though in relation to the UCI rules and the UCI are hardly predictable, so the next few days to couple of weeks will be interesting.
 
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let's see how uci will save themselves out of this. this relaly should be the final straw for phat pat and the others :eek:
 
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peterst6906 said:
It just keeps getting better and better for the UCI.

Biopassport: in a shambles
Licencing Commission: in a shambles
President: just shambolic

What next, the whole management committee commits hari kari?
oh yeah?


.....
 
peterst6906 said:
That would seem to be the most logical and least path of resistance.

There are still problems though in relation to the UCI rules and the UCI are hardly predictable, so the next few days to couple of weeks will be interesting.
everything about UCI rules appears to be fluid. Some are invented as we go along, others bend to suit a certain situation and finally some are simply ignored.
 
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uci have said time and time again that should katusha be allowed back in then the number 19 team would get kicked out, being saxo
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
uci have said time and time again that should katusha be allowed back in then the number 19 team would get kicked out, being saxo
That's the thing. Pat is not consistent at the moment, so who knows whether the UCI will stick with that decision (and I can imagine a fight from Riis if they do) or will go in a different direction.

This is just a big mess at the moment.
 
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peterst6906 said:
That's the thing. Pat is not consistent at the moment, so who knows whether the UCI will stick with that decision (and I can imagine a fight from Riis if they do) or will go in a different direction.

This is just a big mess at the moment.
Does Riis have a leg to stand on though?
 
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peterst6906 said:
That's the thing. Pat is not consistent at the moment, so who knows whether the UCI will stick with that decision (and I can imagine a fight from Riis if they do) or will go in a different direction.

This is just a big mess at the moment.
to the bolded...created by the uci's idiotic president and it's self-professed transparency which was anything but transparent :eek:

to me this was a case of prejudice and politics from get-go. to wrap the licensing commission's decision in the ethical cloth was just another case of the uci corruption and incompetence.

phat must go !
 
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SteelyDan said:
Does Riis have a leg to stand on though?
Probably not, but that won't necessarily stop him trying.

Having the licence taken away after already taking part in a pro tour event as a pro tour team would really hurt.

I think Tinkoff might also have some input on any fight if Saxo are axed.
 
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Any team kicked out now would fight.
A lot of races are overdue for wildcard aplications, so it would basically destroy that teams whole season, with no chance of recovery.
In my opinion to kick a team out now would basically destroy it.

Actually this is a golden chance for UCI to kick Riis and the saxo boys out of the sport.
 
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cineteq said:
UCI: WT will have 18 teams.

"Es decir, los expedientes de AG2R La Mondiale, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Blanco Pro Cycling Team (ex Rabobank), Garmin-Sharp, Team Argos-Shimano, Team Saxo-Tinkoff y el propio Katusha volverían a ser valorados y a seis de esos siete les sería concedida una licencia, aclaraban desde la UCI a BiciCiclismo."

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=58067
2005 provides a good precedent.

Phonak reinstated by CAS and no other teams cut for the year:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_2-2-2005_pg2_13
 
If they decide to kick out a team now, that's a huge joke. What are they gonna do with the races where wildcards already have been awarded? That's a lot of (big) races.

And surely the team kicked out will appeal to CAS and then what?
 

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