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71st Flèche Wallonne, Basso out– full team listings
 
By Podofdonny
Date: 4/24/2007
71st Flèche Wallonne, Basso out– full team listings
 

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Ivan Basso will not ride tomorrows race. The Discovery Channel team will now be - 132 Alberto Contador (ESP), 133 Stijn Devolder (BEL), 134. Vladimir Gusev (RUS), 135. Egoi Martinez (ESP),136 Benjamin Noval 137. Sergio Paulinho (POR), 138. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) 140 Jurgen van Goolen (BEL).

The Start List below, which includes all teams and latest changes is listed after this statement issued by the Discovery Channel Team .

DISCOVERY CHANNEL TEAM MANAGEMENT ASK BASSO TO FOREGO COMPETITION PENDING INVESTIGATION

Team management at Tailwind Sports has requested that Italian rider Ivan Basso not compete pending further information in a new investigation coming out of Italy. The Italian Cycling Federation and Italian Olympic Committee conducted a full review last fall of Basso’s implication in the “Operacion Puerto” affair, occurring prior to the start of the 2006 Tour de France, and found no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Additionally, the Spanish Cycling Federation closed all disciplinary investigations, announcing that all riders implicated were free to compete. Basso was subsequently signed to the Discovery Channel squad after these findings were announced.

Consistent with the Team’s stated position on this issue, upon notification of the new investigation opened in Italy, General Manager Bill Stapleton and Sports Director Johan Bruyneel will not allow Basso to race pending further information.

“We continue to stand behind Ivan and intend to cooperate with all parties involved until there is closure. It is unfortunate that this is now occurring, however, I have spoke to Ivan and although frustrated he agrees and understands with the decision we have taken,” stated Sports Director Johan Bruyneel.

Tailwind Sports management has always maintained a zero tolerance policy in regard to performance enhancing drugs and has never had a rider test positive in more than 10 years of operations.

“It has always been Team policy to hold our riders to the highest standards while respecting their rights and privacy. For these reasons we have requested that Ivan not race until we receive more information and this issue has been resolved,” stated Team General Manager Bill Stapleton.

Start List

Caisse d'Epargne (ESP) : 1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP), 2. José-Vicente Garcia-Acosta (ESP), 3. David Lopez (ESP), 4. Vicente Reynes (ESP), 5. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP), 6. José-Joaquin Rojas (ESP), 7. Luis-Leon Sanchez (ESP), 8. Constantino Zaballa (ESP) •

Euskaltel-Euskadi (ESP) : 11. Samuel Sanchez (ESP), 12. Mikel Astarloza (ESP), 13. Yon Bru (ESP), 14. Unai Etxebarria (ESP), 15. Aitor Galdos (ESP), 16. Inigo Landaluze (ESP), 17. Ruben Perez (ESP), 18. Gorka Verdugo (ESP) •

Team CSC (DAN) : 21. Fränk Schleck (LUX), 22. Bobby Julich (USA), 23. Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS), 24. Karsten Kroon (PBS), 25. Andy Schleck (LUX), 26. Chris Anker Sorensen (DAN), 27. Nicki Sorensen (DAN), 28. Jens Voigt (ALL) •

T-Mobile (ALL) : 31. Kim Kirchen (LUX), 32. Michael Barry (CAN), 33. Scott Davis (AUS), 34. Axel Merckx (BEL), 35. Marco Pinotti (ITA), 36. Michael Rogers (AUS), 37. Patrik Sinkewitz (ALL), 38. Thomas Ziegler (ALL) •

Liquigas (ITA) : 41. Danilo Di Luca (ITA), 42. Michael Albasini (SUI), 43. Patrick Calcagni (SUI), 44. Eros Capecchi (ITA), 45. Kjell Carlström (FIN), 46. Francesco Failli (ITA), 47. Roman Kreuziger (TCH), 48. Alessandro Spezialetti (ITA) •

Astana (SUI) : 51. Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ), 52. Igor Abakoumov (BEL), 53. Antonio Colom (ESP), 54. Maxim Iglinskiy (RUS), 56. Matthias Kessler (ALL), 57. Andreas Klöden (ALL), 59. Thomas Frei (SUI), •

Saunier Duval-Prodir (ESP) : 61. Riccardo Ricco (ITA), 62. José-Alberto Benitez (ESP), 63. Iker Camano (ESP), 64. Juan-José Cobo (ESP), 65. David De La Fuente (ESP), 66. Arkaitz Duran Aroca(ESP), 67. Manuele Mori (ITA), 68. Gilberto Simoni (ITA) •

Gerolsteiner (ALL) : 71. Davide Rebellin (ITA), 72. Johannes Fröhlinger (ALL), 73. Torsten Hiekmann (ALL), 74. Tim Klinger (ALL), 75. Stefan Schumacher (ALL), 76. Tom Stamsnijder (PBS), 77. Fabian Wegmann (ALL), 78. Peter Wrolich (AUT) •

Quick Step-Innergetic (BEL) : 81. Paolo Bettini (ITA), 82. Carlos Barredo (ESP), 83. Bram Tankink (PBS), 84. Matteo Tosatto (ITA), 85. Jurgen Van De Walle (BEL), 86. Cédric Vasseur (FRA), 87. Geert Verheyen (BEL), 88. Giovanni Visconti (ITA) •

Agritubel (FRA) : 91. Juan-Miguel Mercado (ESP), 92. Aivaras Baranauskas (LIT), 93. Freddy Bichot (FRA), 94. Manuel Calvente (ESP), 95. Romain Feillu (FRA), 96. Eduardo Gonzalo (ESP), 97. Benoît Salmon (FRA), 98. Nicolas Vogondy (FRA) •

Barloworld (GBR) : 101. Félix Cardenas (COL), 102. Pedro Arreitunandia (ESP), 103. Giampaolo Cheula (ITA), 104. Ryan Cox (AFS), 105. Alexander Efimkin (RUS), 106. Paolo-Longo Borghini (ITA), 107. Hugo Sabido (POR), 108. Mauricio Soler (COL) •

Team Milram (ITA) : 111. Igor Astarloa (ESP), 112. Mirko Celestino (ITA), 113. Andriy Grivko (UKR), 114. Matej Jurco (SVQ), 115 Mirco Lorenzetto (ITA) 116. Björn Schröder (ALL), 117. Carlo Scognamiglio (ITA), 118 Niki Terpstra (PBS), •

Predictor-Lotto (BEL) : 121 Cadel Evans (AUS),, 122. Mario Aerts (BEL), 123. Dario-David Cioni (ITA), 124. Nic Ingels (BEL), 125. Matthew Lloyd (AUS), 126. Pieter Mertens (BEL), 127. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL), 128. Wim Van Huffel (BEL) •

Discovery Channel (USA) : 132 Alberto Contador (ESP), 133 Stijn Devolder (BEL), 134. Vladimir Gusev (RUS), 135. Egoi Martinez (ESP),136 Benjamin Noval 137. Sergio Paulinho (POR), 138. Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) 140 Jurgen van Goolen (BEL) •

Française des Jeux (FRA) : 141. Philippe Gilbert (BEL), 142. Sandy Casar (FRA), 143. Thomas Lövkvist (SUE), 144. Thierry Marichal (BEL), 145. Cyrille Monnerais (FRA), 146. Benoît Vaugrenard (FRA), 147. Jussi Veikanen (FIN) •

Bouygues Telecom (FRA) : 151. Jérôme Pineau (FRA), 152. Stef Clement (FRA), 153. Xavier Florencio (ESP),154. Yoann Le Boulanger 155. Laurent Lefèvre (FRA), 156. Didier Rous (FRA), 157. Matthieu Sprick (FRA), 158. Thomas Voeckler (FRA) •

Ag2r Prévoyance (FRA) : 161. Christophe Moreau (FRA), 162. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA), 163. Hubert Dupont (FRA), 165. John Gadret (FRA), 166. Simon Gerrans (AUS), 167. Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA), 168. Ludovic Turpin (FRA), 170 Julien Loubet (FRA) •

Rabobank (PBS) : 171. Oscar Freire (ESP), 172. Bram De Groot (PBS), 173. Thomas Dekker (PBS), 174. Theo Eltink (PBS), 175. Robert Gesink (PBS), 176. Koos Moerenhout (PBS), 177. William Walker (AUS), 178. Pieter Weening (PBS) •

Lampre-Fondital (ITA) : 181. Francisco-Javier Vila (ESP), 182. Matteo Bono (ITA), 183. Giampaolo Caruso (ITA), 184. David Loosli (SUI), 185. Morris Possoni (ITA), 186. Daniele Righi (ITA), 187. Tadej Valjavec (SLO) •

Cofidis (FRA) : 191. Rik Verbrugghe (BEL), 192. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA), 193. Leonardo Duque (COL), 194. Bingen Fernandez (ESP), 195. Amaël Moinard (FRA), 196. Maxime Monfort (BEL), 197. Cristian Moreni (ITA), 198. Steve Zampieri (SUI) •

Crédit Agricole (FRA) : 201. Francesco Bellotti (ITA), 202. Alexandre Botcharov (RUS), 203. Dmitriy Fofonov (KAZ), 204. Christophe Edaleine (FRA), 205. Mads Kaggestad (NOR), 206. Christophe Le Mével (FRA), 207. Rémi Pauriol (FRA), 208. Benoît Poilvet (FRA) •

Chocolades Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen (BEL) : 211. Tom Stubbe (BEL), 212. Johan Coenen (BEL), 213. Benny De Schrooder (BEL), 214. Nikolas Maes (BEL), 215. Serge Pauwels (BEL), 216. Sven Renders (BEL), 217. Jelle Vanendert (BEL), 218. Frederik Veuchelen (BEL) •

Tinkoff Credit Systems (ITA) : 221. Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS), 222. Salvatore Commesso (ITA), 223. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR), 224. Evgeni Petrov (RUS), 225. Ivan Rovny (RUS), 226. Alexander Serov (RUS), 227. Ricardo Serrano (ESP), 228. Nikolai Trussov (RUS) •

Landbouwkrediet-Tonnisteiner (BEL) : 231. David Boucher (FRA), 232. Bert De Waele (BEL), 233. Frédéric Gabriel (FRA), 234. Steven Kleynen (BEL), 235. Jean-Claude Lebeau (BEL), 236. Paul Manning (GBR), 237. Rob Peeters (BEL), 238. Nico Sijmens (BEL)

 
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