Johan Bruyneel

Another war of words has broken out in cycling after the International Professional Cycling Teams (IPCT) association decided to kick out the Discovery Channel team for breaking their code of conduct and signing Ivan Basso.

The IPCT, that includes all the leading teams except La Francaise des Jeux, decided to take action against Discovery Channel during a special meeting in Brussels on Friday and also demanded the UCI limit the number of ProTour teams to 18 in 2007 and refuse to give Manolo Saiz, Swiss manager Marc Biver and licences.

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