Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Quagmire of Team Lampre-Farnese Vini, Part IV

Announcement from the UCI today:

"The Licence Commission has accepted the proposal made by the International Cycling Union concerning the registration procedure of the Lampre-Farnese Vini team. This proposal was drawn up in the best interests of cycling and to assist the riders and personnel of the Italian team in particular.

Consequently, the Lampre-Farnese Vini team has been granted provisional registration until 31 March 2010.

If at this date the team's situation is considered not to comply with the regulations, a renewed request for the withdrawal of the Lampre-Farnese Vini team’s licence will be submitted to the Licence Commission."

Within the last few days Pat McQuaid spoke about the case Lampre in an interview with the newspaper De Telegraaf, "If the financial situation is not in order on 31 March, the team will disappear. Ernst & Young warned them many times already: if they still have problems they would lose the ProTour license but they could also not even be accepted as a Professional Continental team. We gave them enough time, they know what to do to not be shut out."

The roster of Lampre-Farnese Vini riders:

Balloni Alfredo
Bernucci Lorenzo
Bole Grega
Bono Matteo
Buts Vitaliy
Cunego Damiano
Da Dalto Mauro
Furlan Angelo
Gavazzi Francesco
Grendene Andrea
Hondo Danilo
Loosli David
Lorenzetto Mirco
Magazzini Enrico
Malori Adriano
Marzano Marco
Mori Manuele
Petacchi Alessandro
Pietropolli Daniele
Ponzi Simone
Righi Daniele
Sapa Marcin
Spezialetti Alessandro
Spilak Simon
Ulissi Diego

Photo: Petachhi during the San Vincenzo training camp this week

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