McEwen angry at not making Vuelta squad

Robbie McEwen at the Tour de France

Robbie McEwen at the Tour de France (Image credit:

Robbie McEwen is not happy at being left off the Predictor-Lotto Vuelta a España squad and being told that he will instead ride such races as the Eneco Tour. "I am more angry than disappointed," he told "I am not yet thinking of the Eneco Tour. I assume I will ride in Spain. I know I'm not on the list, but the list can be changed."

The team announced earlier this week that McEwen would be riding "a more 'Belgian program,' with the Eneco Tour, Aartselaar, Paris-Bruxelles, where he will go for a hat-trick of successive wins, GP de Fourmies, GP d'Isbergues, Circuit Franco-Belge and Paris-Tours."

McEwen said that it would make sense for him to ride in Spain. "There are 11 flat stages in the Vuelta, and our team goes there with absolutely no sprinter. That is not good planning."

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