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Henn and Ludwig: Rominger doesn't need to call about Hondo

Danilo Hondo can cross Gerolsteiner and T-Mobile off his list of potential employers for the remainder of this season. "As long as the case is not closed, his manager Tony Rominger doesn't even need to call. The risk is too great," Gerolsteiner's Christian Henn and T-Mobile's Olaf Ludwig told the German press agency sid.

Gerolsteiner spokesman Jörg Grünefeld clarified the team's position to Cyclingnews. "A rider like Danilo is always interesting to a team, but one of the many requirements for signing Danilo to ride for Team Gerolsteiner would be a written statement from the UCI saying that it would not violate the Code of Ethics." The UCI last week declared that Hondo was eligible to ride again, but that no ProTour team could sign him under the voluntary Code of Ethics the teams had signed.

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