October 5/03 1:17 am - Paris-Tours, Hard Road Premier, Azzurri Almost Sold Out, Ullrich
Posted by Editor on 10/5/03
Paris-Tours World Cup
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Telekom 5:24:55
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
3 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com
5 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches
6 Julian Dean (NZL) CSC
7 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Saeco
8 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick.Step
9 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Vini Caldirola
10 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Domo all s.t.
Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step-Davitamon) continues to lead the overall standings, with 350 points to Peter Van Petegem's 219.
The Hard Road Premier
We are pleased to announce the winner of our final pair of grandstand gold tickets for the world championships - a $300 value donated by Hamilton 2003. The winner is Robert Kloet of Hamilton, congratulations!
Space is filling up fast for the shows next week, so we would recommend not delaying too much longer to purchase your tickets for this inside look at a pro cycling team during its first year of the U.S. circuit. We are approaching 80% sold out. Tickets will be available online until 6:00 pm (EDT) Tuesday, October 7th by clicking on the button at the top of the screen. After that, if there are tickets available for a showing they may be purchased at the Stair Case Theatre for $15 ($10 online).
Please note: you MUST include credit card payment information with you online request. Otherwise, tickets will not be held for you.
Party with the Azzurri
Today is your last chance to purchase tickets for tomorrow night's (Monday, October 6th) special opportunity to have dinner and mingle with the Italian team. At last check, approximately 75% of the tickets are gone. Online ticket sales will cut off at midnight (EDT) tonight. After that, you will have to take your chances at the door. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Ullrich to T-Mobile
Jan Ullrich has finally announced his team for 2004, and it is back to Telekom (renamed T-Mobile for next year). After the debacle with Team Coast (which defaulted on salaries, and was finally bailed out by Bianchi for the Tour), Ullrich was looking for some stability and a team strong enough to support him in the Tour. Alexandre Vinokourov, who finished 3rd this year at the Tour, will stay with the team, and Ullrich will also get support from Cadel Evans (assuming he doesn't break his collarbone yet again...) and Paolo Savoldelli. It is a multi-year deal.