Geox continues to hope for ProTeam spot

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Team Geox, the new home of 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre, hopes to still have a chance at a first division ProTeam. On Friday, the team president reportedly received a telephone call from UCI's president, Pat McQuaid, saying his team was excluded.

The UCI denied any telephone call. Its press officer, Enrico Carpani said that the teams would only be informed of their status on December 10, back from the early dates of November 20 and December 1.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.