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by Mark Zalewski
November 11, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Grosu wins Tour of Taihu Lake, stage 5; Dimension Data Principal on WorldTour numbers: ‘The right decision was made for cycling’; Italian federation acquits all in ‘pay-to-race’ scheme; Baby Giro returning in 2017; Is a new Chinese WorldTour race in the works?; Opening round of Revolution Series Champions League cancelled; Rally Cycling adds Junior World Time Trial Champion Brandon McNulty; Cylance Pro Cycling completes roster with Marta Tagliaferro; Jan Dieteren making comeback after recovery from cancer; Linus Gerdemann pondering retirement; Julian Dean convicted of drunk driving; Downhill Taxco 2016 Course Preview.
Longtime pro Linus Gerdemann says he would continue racing another year if the right opportunity comes to him. The former Tour stage winner, and stage racing specialist, raced this year with the ProContinental Stölting Service Group team, but had lackluster results due to illness.
He had signs of a good season early, with a top-10 overall at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. But illness sidelined him for much of the season after that. He bookended things with a top-20 at the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro in October.
“If the team is successful, I want to continue for another season, but I have other interests, a restaurant with my girlfriend and I would like to be more involved in development projects real estate,” he said.
Gerdemann began his pro career with CSC in 2005 and continued at the top level through 2012, followed by three years at the ProContinental level.
The Stölting Service Group team is moving down to the third tier UCI Continental level in 2017.
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