Another hard blow for the T-Mobile Team, as three team members were refused rooms in a hotel Wednesday night. At the reception desk at the Hotel Mercure in Beauvais, France, stood a trolley with three large, antique, leather suitcases, and a note: "T-Mobile Team: Because of the difficult situation caused by the football world championship, the T-Mobile team members Giuseppe Guerini, Eddy Mazzoleni and Valerio Piva will have to sleep in the garden tonight. Thank you for your cooperation." The three took the joke in good stride.
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