Cian refuses to sail with team

October 31, 2002
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The helmsman for Mascalzone Latino refused to sail with his team Thursday a day after a bitter loss to Italian rival Prada in the America's Cup.

The team said Paolo Cian hadn't been seen at its base since Wednesday's defeat.

"The decision was not of the team; it is the decision of Paolo Cian,'' spokeswoman Lara Ciribi said. "After the race of yesterday, he didn't feel right to do the race today, and we are very sorry about this. We think is he ...

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