Cipollini fails to earn Tour wild-card berth
PARIS -- World champion Mario Cipollini failed to win a wild-card entry into the Tour de France on Monday.
Race officials gave the four remaining spots to French teams Brioches La Boulangere, AG2R, Jean Delatour and Spanish team Euskaltel.
The Tour de France starts July 5, where American Lance Armstrong will go for a record-tying fifth victory.
"It was a painful decision to make,'' Tour director Jean-Marie
Leblanc said. "It is an enormous pressure for us, because the
teams that ...
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