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The director of the Giro d?Italia Angelo Zomegnan has admitted that Team High Road could still get a place in this year?s race but confirmed that the door is firmly closed for Astana despite pleas from team manager Johan Bruyneel.

?We?ve invited 21 teams and so there?s still a place left to fill. It?ll go to a team who can guarantee a strong team and respect for the rules. The door is still open for Team High Road but I?m waiting for some further information before I make any decision. The team has had a lot of doping cases in the past but the management has changed. I get on well with team manager Bob Stapleton and so we?ll continue to talk,? Zomegnan said.

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