ASO confirms interest in Vuelta a Espana

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26.03.2008/ ASO president Patrice Clerc confirmed at a press conference today that the Amaury Sport Organisation is interested to participate in Unipublic. Unipublic is the organiser of the Vuelta a Espana.

According to Belgian based website the president of the Amaury Sport Organistaion (ASO), Patrice Clerc said during a press conference this morning that ASO is interested in participating in Unipublic, a division of Spanish TV station Antena 3. Unipublic is the organiser of the Vuelta a Espana.

It was speculated for weeks that ASO is interested to buy Unipublic but its the first time that an ASO representative confirmed the rumours.

Clerc said: "There is a possibillity that we buy a minority share between 1 and 49 percent of Unipublic." The ASO president spoke at a press conference this morning and continued by saying: "We are thinking about possible ways to work together. Its a course but no decision has been made yet."

Clerc added: "The whole stroy with the UCI Pro - Tour brought us closer to our Spanish and Italian friends." Clerc concluded by saying: "Today we have the will to do everything we can for cycling, the Vuelta and the Tour." 

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