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Bruyneel: ‘I wanted to shock Fränk Schleck — Het Nieuwsblad
RadioShack-Nissan manager Johan Bruyneel attended Andy Schleck’s yellow jersey ceremony for the 2010 Tour de France on Tuesday and said that he had hoped to send a shockwave through his team with the announcement earlier this month that the squad would not guarantee Tour de France roster places to any rider.
“It was not addressed personally,” he said. “I just wanted everyone in the team wake up. That is my role as team leader. Perhaps it is strange to express my displeasure through the media, but I hope I Fränk and the other riders can motivate in the future to do better. I know that riders are not machines, but sometimes you need to focus to transform the team. I hope this was effective. We are performing below expectations. I want everyone to realize that, and from the Tour of Luxembourg we will see results.”
Cancellara knows he has to work — Het Nieuwsblad
Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack) finished his first race back since undergoing collarbone surgery in early April over the weekend. The Swiss raced the Bayern Rundfahrt, finishing 1:16 behind Michael Rogers (Sky) in the final-stage time trial.
“I am convinced that it was a good race to get back into competition,” said Cancellara. “Sunday I woke up with a destroyed body and a stuffy nose. Ultimately, it proved a useful experience. I know now that I have to work.”
Zomegnan critical of 95th Giro — La Gazzetta dello Sport
In his Gazzetta blog, former Giro d’Italia director Angelo Zomegnan was critical of this year’s tour, taking jabs at the Italian contenders, race jury and others.
“The other Italians contending for the pink jersey instead have taken a step back: Michele Scarponi has not been able to legitimize the pink jersey given him
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