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Elk Haus to start Deutschland Tour

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Cycling News
Published:
August 10, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:36 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for August 10, 2007

Team Elk Haus-Simplon, which had its wild card invitation revoked earlier this week, will get a...

Team Elk Haus-Simplon, which had its wild card invitation revoked earlier this week, will get a start in the Deutschland Rundfahrt after all. The team was denied a start this week after organisers complained that the team did not submit the correct paperwork to enter, and had also failed to sign the UCI antidoping charter. A German court issued a preliminary injunction forcing the race to allow the Austrian Professional Continental team to start.

"It looks like we will be able to start," team manager Bernhard Rassinger told the German television website, ARD.de. "I have just been informed that we were successful with our request for an injunction."

Tour spokesman Reinald Achilles confirmed the news, saying "The riders from Team Elk Haus Simplon will be at the start tomorrow."

The race had revoked the team's participation on the grounds that it had not fulfilled a variety of paperwork requirements. The team said that it had no understanding for the "flimsy grounds for this decision."

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