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Comunidad Valenciana doubtful for Tour

Although it has received its Professional Continental licence from the UCI, Spanish team Comunidad Valenciana, which has grown out of the Kelme team, is very doubtful of taking part in the next Tour de France. With only two of the 21 Tour slots still open, and Ag2r and Phonak tipped to take them when they are announced in a month's time, Comunidad Valenciana's team manager José Luis Aznar is not particularly confident of selection. He does, however, believe that the team will take part in the Vuelta.

"The participation in the Vuelta is almost assured," he told AS. "We have also asked to do the Tour, but I think it will be difficult to invite us." Aznar also added that there was "a remote possibility" that Kelme would be on the team uniform this year.

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