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GIRO: GO OR NO GO? April 3, 2008

Posted by wetalkhablamos in chechu, giro d'italia, team astana.

Chechu Rubiera told El Comercio yesterday that there’s still a whisper of a hope that Astana will ride the Giro d’Italia next month.

“I know it’s difficult, but the team is negotiating the few possibilities we have for riding, so we’re waiting to see what happens in the talks.”

If the organizers of the Giro agree on a deal that lets Astana ride, what are the repercussions?

Suppose Astana rides a successful Giro. Praise flows in the media, fans have fun, sponsors relax.

Would the Tour de France feel any pressure to follow suit? Would it create the tiniest crack in their armor? Would it it cause a drop of uneasy perspiration on their brows?

What do you think?

Rebecca, Kansas City



1. Anikó Szász - April 4, 2008

It would be great for Chechu to ride his favourite race in the last year of his career! I wish it would come true!

2. cg - April 4, 2008

I hope for Chechu (and the team) that this is still a possibility but I sadly suspect it’s wishful thinking.

3. Tifosi - April 4, 2008

same here, i find it impossible that the Giro would invite Astana back.
Very sad indeed

4. Charlotte - April 5, 2008

It would be nice for Chechu (and Astana), but with the “way of thinking” in cycling now – I think not. AND, if it were to happen for Astana for the Giro, I don’t think it would change the mind of those in charge of TdF .. I have a brother-in-law who is from France and he is stubborn to a fault, once he says something – he sticks by it, whether it is wrong or not … so I’m afraid only in our hopes for Chechu and Astana :-( Char

5. cg - April 7, 2008

Is Chechu still coming to Georgia?

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