On Holiday 1
It was announced on Begian TV that US Postal team would be starting the 2003 season at a training camp this december, in Austin, Texas, home town of Lance Armstrong. Assistant manager Dirk Demol said his compatriot, Tom Boonen would be attending, which seemes to put an end to any talk of him going to Quick Step for next season.
On Holiday 2
The manager of the Italian National team, Franco Ballerini, has been to visit the Niagra Falls and the border of the USA on a little break from work. He did’nt think it was like his last holiday to Belgium recently. While there he also visited a town called Hamilton, some thing about a bike race there in October next year.
The Poggio Twice!
The riders for next years Milan-San Remo will have a chance to practice on the famous climb if they ride the Tour of the Mediterranean. The French race, from the 12th. to the 16th. of february, is to visit the hill on its way to the Italian coast. Milan-San remo is on the 22nd. of march.
Serhiy Honchar is to be the team leader of De Nardi-Colpack Astro next year. His contract is for 2 years and the ex-world time trial champ is joined by a lot of young talent, ex junior & U-23 world champs Giordani and Palumbo, also British rider from Mapei, Charly Wegelius.
Another New Job
Jeremy Hunt, ex-Banesto and now Big Mat will be with the French team Saint Quentin-Oktos next year, along side Jay Sweet and Christophe Rinero.
The Polish team MROZ will not be seen on the roads next season. The company is going through financial problems and cant find the money to keep the team going.
New Job For Jan?
It seems like Jan Ullrich will go to CSC, if a new co-sponser can be found. Word is a German sponsor is on the verge of signing, a bank name has been linked to the talks. At the moment Jan is looking at houses in the Italian region of Toscana, possibly there are not too many dicos in the area?