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McGee stays put

A combination of factors has led to Brad McGee readjusting his Grand Tour ambitions, but his manager Kerry Ruffels feels it may be premature

A combination of factors has led to Brad McGee readjusting his Grand Tour ambitions, but his manager Kerry Ruffels feels it may be premature (Image credit: Unipublic)

But will La Grande Boucle continue to elude him?

By Anthony Tan

After bringing three other Australians to the team where he started his professional career six years ago, only to see each of them leave at the end of this season, it appears likely that Bradley McGee will find himself the lone Australian rider in the Française des Jeux line-up for 2006.

"That's just astounding if that's how it ends up - it's gone from having four Aussies to one," said his bemused manager Kerry Ruffels to Cyclingnews. "Brad has opened up the door for so many other Aussies on so many other teams because of the success of the Aussies. Now, they're considered to be worthwhile to have a look at."

For those having trouble keeping up with the transfer season, Française des Jeux sprinter Baden Cooke and all-rounder Matt Wilson have signed for Continental Pro Team Unibet.com (formerly MrBookmaker.com), and ex-track star Mark Renshaw is staying in France, but moving to rival team Crédit Agricole.

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