During the final day of the Tour de France (Sunday, July 25), Team RadioShack launched the "Team 28" campaign in support of the 28 million people worldwide currently living with cancer. As part of our efforts to gain recognition and support for the LIVESTRONG mission, we unveiled special black RadioShack jerseys with the number 28 on the back. When race officials informed me that the team wouldn't be able to race with these special jerseys, I became frustrated that our message would not be heard and seen around the world. During this time of frustration, I put a disrespectful and unprofessional message on my personal Twitter account targeting the UCI race officials. This was not the correct way to handle the situation, nor the example I want to set for my team, family and fans. I understand the race officials' decision and publicly apologize for offending any official or representative of the UCI. It is also my intent to personally apologize to UCI President Pat McQuaid for my remarks.
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