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85th Giro d'Italia (GT)

Italy, May 11-June 2, 2002

News for May 4, 2002

Latest newsflashes

May 25 - Mathew Hayman interview: Making hay while the sun shines
May 25 - Stage 12 wrap up, Post stage comments, Lunghi wins 12th stage, Simoni out, Saeco cancels journos' football game, Perfetto denies doping
May 24 - Stage 11 wrap up, Post stage comments, Simoni not in the clear yet, Cadel Evans re-launches website, Garzelli case to be heard on June 3, Frigo taken for a ride, Saeco pulls Simoni before B sample announced, Mercatone flicks Sgambelluri
May 23 - Stage 10 wrap up, Post stage comments, Simoni allowed to continue, regardless of B test, Mapei to continue in the Giro
May 22 - Stage 9 wrap up, Garzelli's B sample positive, Post stage comments, Gutted Garzelli to take a break from cycling, Cipollini comments, Castellano comments, Why probenecid?, Policeman admits to supplying Varriale and co. with doping products, Simoni non-negative for cocaine
May 21 - Stage 8 wrap up, Post stage comments, Santi Perez hospitalised with cranial trauma, Garzelli's counter-analysis due on Tuesday, Varriale and the wicked fridge

Complete story index

Big weekend for Simoni as the Giro nears

THE Giro d'Italia is knocking and Saeco-Longoni Sport team leader Gilberto Simoni is taking every opportunity to race and fine-tune himself in the all-important lead-up period to the event.

This weekend sees him in Tuscany, at the starting line of the GP Industria e Artigianato di Larciano (today) and at the Giro di Toscana (on Sunday).

By Monday, Simoni will consider his training complete. And of course, after the Giro, he has his other main goal of the season to focus on - theTour de France.

Other Saeco riders in the GP Industria e Artigianato include Flavio, Leonardo Bertagnolli, Australian Brad Davidson, Spaniard Juan Fuentes, Alessio Galletti, Lithuanian Marius Sabaliauskas and Italian riders Fabio Sacchi and Alessandro Spezialetti (whose place Mirko Celestino will take on Sunday in Giro di Toscana).

Hondo and Kessler to lead Telekom

Last year's double stage winner Danilo Hondo and Matthias Kessler will lead the Telekom team in the Giro d'Italia, which starts with a prologue in Groningen on May 11. Team manager Rudy Pevenage decided his team before the start of the Rund um den Henninger Turm yesterday. In addition to Hondo and Kessler, there will be Giuseppe Guerini, Jens Heppner, Kai Hundertmarck, Jan Schaffrath, Torsten Hiekmann, Stephan Schreck and Ralf Grabsch.

Jan Ullrich, who rode the Giro last year, will not do so this year. His preparation for the Tour de France will start closer to home, with the Bayern Rundfahrt which starts on May 22. Then he will ride the Tour of Germany (June 3-9) and the Tour de Suisse (June 17-22). He will follow that with the German road championship on June 30. One thing for sure, is that he will not be over-raced...


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