Shorts: Bruylandts, Beltran, Pe¤a

Bruylandts banned after EPO positive, Beltran goes for Discovery, Pe¤a gets TT ride, Rast gets road

Bruylandts banned after EPO positive, Beltran goes for Discovery, Pe¤a gets TT ride, Rast gets road
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE ú Victor Hugo Pe¤a is set to replace Santiago Botero as Colombia's entrant in the Olympic time trial after 2002 world time trial champion Botero judged that his current form was too poor to make him a likely medal contender. Botero will, however, take part in Saturday's road event. ú Manuel Beltran has committed himself to the Discovery Channel team until the end of next season. Beltran in currently preparing for next month's Tour of Spain, where he is aiming for a place in the top 10 overall. ú The Swiss Olympic Committee have confirmed that current Swiss road champion Grgory Rast will take Oscar Camenzind's place in the Olympic road event. ú Dave Bruylandts has been banned by the Belgian federation for 18 months after testing positive for EPO at the GP Cerami back in April, just days after he finished third at the Tour of Flanders. ú The Belgian media has linked Lotto-Domo's Rik Verbrugghe with a move to Cofidis. Verbrugghe has been largely anonymous this season and appears to have been overlooked by the management of the new Omega Pharma-Lotto team.
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