Patience a virtue in Postal’s contract squabble with Kelme

A press release from the U.S. Postal Service team hit the digital in-box last night, and included a statement from the team's general manager regarding Roberto Heras's status with the team and ongoing negotiations to buy out his Kelme contract. The two-word summary for fans -- and perhaps Kelme management -- is: Sit tight. Here's the full content of the release: STATEMENT FROM U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PRO CYCLING TEAM GENERAL MANAGER MARK GORSKI CONCERNING ROBERTO HERAS There have been some questions raised today in media reports concerning the status of the transfer of Roberto

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A press release from the U.S. Postal Service team hit the digital in-box last night, and included a statement from the team’s general manager regarding Roberto Heras’s status with the team and ongoing negotiations to buy out his Kelme contract. The two-word summary for fans — and perhaps Kelme management — is: Sit tight.

Here’s the full content of the release:

STATEMENT FROM U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PRO CYCLING TEAM GENERAL MANAGER MARK GORSKI CONCERNING ROBERTO HERAS

There have been some questions raised today in media reports concerning the status of the transfer of Roberto Heras from the Kelme team to the United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team for the 2001 season.

I have contacted Hein Verbruggen, President of the Union Cycliste Internationale, and indicated to him my interest in having him work with us to develop a mutually agreeable solution to this matter. He is willing to assist and says that Kelme seems to be open to this approach. At this point, I believe it’s just a matter of working out the terms of the payment and I’m confident that we should be able to do that very quickly.

(End of release)