By Susan Westemeyer
Team High Road has gathered in California for the training camp and upcoming team presentation, and one topic of conversation will surely be the team's lack of an invitation to the Giro d'Italia. However, the team believes the final decision has not yet been made and High Road might still be able to participate.
"There will be discussions. At the appropriate time we will have something to say, not now," team spokesman Stefan Wagner said to the dpa press agency.
Team High Road has scheduled its team presentation for February 15 in Palo Alto, California, before the start of the Tour of California. It is being speculated that the team will present itself as an American team – shedding its German background – and also that it will present a new title sponsor.