So many topics - So little time

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12/10/2012| 1 comment
by Neil Browne
No big surprise Argos-Shimano made the cut, but just like in a M Night Shyamalan movie there was a twist at the end Fotoreporter Sirotti

So many topics - So little time

Just when you think the off-season news cycle might slow down, it kicks into overdrive.

standings would be a lock. Right now the UCI is being coy as to why the Russian team got flicked.

“In accordance with UCI regulations, this team’s application has been forwarded to the UCI administration, so that the latter may assess the possibility of registering this team as a UCI Professional Continental Team.”

Could Katusha's rejection be due to an ethical or administrative reason? At this point it's all speculation, but the squad does have the chance to race as a Professional Continental Team, which is better than the alternative – not racing at all. Perhaps there was an “I” that still needed to be dotted or a “T” waiting to be crossed. In a few days Katusha will know the reason why and, I'm assuming, be given a chance to correct it. If not, the only riding they'll be doing in July is the bench.

Every off-season I always think there will be a lull in the action, but 2012 continues to captivate with continual plot twists. I have to remember that this is only the second week of December and who knows what might happen next? The only thing I can recommend is stay tuned as this soap opera we call professional cycling continues to turn.

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