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No license, no races for Team Cinelli

By:
Susan Westemeyer and Shane Stokes
Published:
February 05, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:06 BST
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Latest Cycling News, February 5, 2009
Frank Vandenbroucke will have to wait for his return to racing

Frank Vandenbroucke will have to wait for his return to racing

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Frank Vandenbroucke and his Team Cinelli are not welcome in this weekend's GP Costa degli Etruschi...

Frank Vandenbroucke and his Team Cinelli are not welcome in this weekend's GP Costa degli Etruschi in Italy, because the team still does not have a UCI license.

The team, which is led by Nico Mattan, said in January that it had only just submitted its final application and was expecting to hear shortly from the UCI, which apparently hasn't yet happened.

Cinelli had expected to open the season at the Vuelta a Tachira in Venezuela, but couldn't because of the lack of a license. The Tour Méditerranéen (February 11-15) has also said the team is not welcome.

"That only leaves us the Trofeo Laigueglia on Saturday, February 21, as preparation for Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne," Mattan told Sportwereld.be.(SW)

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