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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Cooke unable to defend Giro crown

Nicole Cooke, who won the nine-day Giro Donne (considered the women's equivalent of the Tour de France) on her first attempt last season, is being denied the opportunity to defend her crown by her own team boss. Apparently Maurizio Fabretto, Cooke's team boss, is in dispute with the Italian Cycling Federation and will boycott all their races this summer, while Cooke will now turn her attention to October's World Championships in Madrid.