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by Matt de Neef
November 14, 2016
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Leonardo Duque wins the Tour of Taihu Lake; Van der Poel, Cant win at Superprestige Gavere; Belgian velodrome packed out to farewell Fabian Cancellara; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to continue mixing road and MTB in 2017; Matteo Tosatto’s career in the balance after Trek-Segafredo lead goes cold; World’s first backflip-manual-frontflip; The Man Ride documentary.
The career of Italian veteran Matteo Tosatto hangs in the balance after the 42-year-old wasn’t able to reach an agreement with Trek-Segafredo for the 2017 season.
A pro since 1997, Tosatto is still in talks with other setups but places are limited this late in the season.
“I’m in talks with two WorldTour teams but there’s nothing concrete at the moment. I could accept an offer but I won’t drop down to certain conditions,” Tosatto told Tuttobici. “Over the years I’ve shown my value and my professionalism. I know that the directeurs sportifs of these teams want me, but in today’s cycling, a DS doesn’t count for anything – it’s the manager who decides, and, more and more, they have difficulties stretching the budget they have been given.”
Tosatto had hoped to follow Tinkoff teammate Alberto Contador to Trek-Segafredo but things didn’t work out as planned.
“I’d like to have finished my career differently. I could have stopped at the end of the Tour de France this year, but instead I was persuaded to ride another year at Alberto’s side. But in the end, nothing was concluded with Trek, I honestly don’t know why,” Tosatto said. “I was hoping to ride for another year at the top level, but now we’re in November and the places available are few.”
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