Actually, I think the new sponsor, The Discovery Channel, is requiring that Lance and the team start doing a lot better in the other big races.
I would love to see them increase their budget, get Herras back and take the Vuelta.
Malgré le forfait italien annoncé d'Armstrong, Discovery Channel prendra également part au Giro, disputé du 7 au 29 mai. La course est particulièrement attendue par Paolo Salvadelli, coureur italien de 31 ans et nouveau venu dans l'équipe.
However, I think they have no business in the Giro and unless they can find a few good Italian riders (in addition to Paolo) to join up they should avoid it at all costs.
In cycling the sponsors dictate everything and while the US Postal Service was content with winning the Tour every year, Discovery wants more publicity all over Europe.
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