Paris-Roubaix controversy goes on

One month after the hardest classics race of all, Paris-Roubaix , this year's disqualified riders...

One month after the hardest classics race of all, Paris-Roubaix, this year's disqualified riders Leif Hoste, Vladimir Gusev (both Discovery Channel) and Peter Van Petegem (Davitamon-Lotto) still hope for a rectification of the commissaire's decision following their passage of the railway crossing with 15 kilometres to go to the velodrome. The three riders were chasing the later winner Fabian Cancellara (CSC) at the time of the 'incident' and would have fought for second, third and fourth placing, then taken by Tom Boonen (Quick.Step), Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank).

The complaint that the disqualified riders' respective team managements had filed to the UCI has apparently been granted by the world's governing body of cycling. Also, Boonen, Ballan and Flecha must now answer questions in front of a disciplinary commission of the French cycling federation.

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