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Barloworld: "I Can't Quit You"

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AFP reports that Barloworld, after withdrawing from Cycling over Moises Duenas' positive test during the Tour de France, has decided to carry on after all. As South Africa's only major team, Barloworld provides African racers an entree to the sport, a role they still want to play.

Unfortunately, they've lost classics hammerhead Enrico Gasparotto and climber Christian Pfannberger, making them more of a Commonwealth team than ever before (Cooke, Hunter, Augustyn, Geraint Thomas), but if their mission is to provide a bridge to the pro peloton for a non-traditional cycling nation, perhaps it's just as well. Mauricio Soler will still be around to get them some ink, and hopefully not just in the previews.