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"I'm not here to beg for another contract. I am convinced that I could do a high-level season, like the one that just ended. But I am serene. Mentally I have begun to detach myself."

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15.12.2016 @ 13:10 Posted by Cecilie Rafaelsen

He was one of the veterans of the peloton this season. At 42 years of age, Matteo Tosatto is unlikely to continue and he will most likely decide to end his career as he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. 

 

"I'm not here to beg for another contract. I am convinced that I could do a high-level season, like the one that just ended. But I am serene. Mentally I have begun to detach myself," said Tosatto who is 99% sure of his choice

 

Tosatto had understood that he could follow Alberto Contador, for whom he has worked in recent years, to Trek-Segafredo but he move never worked out.

 

"But then it has not materialised, and I did not understand why,” he said. “Yes, Alberto had hinted that he would take me with him, but if I had known it before I would have moved in time, and I think I would have found a top-level team.

 

"I have participated in 34 Grand Tours: 13 Giri d'Italia, 12 Tours de France, 9 Vuelta. It’s a record. And the eight World Championships in the national squad, which I attended, four ended with the victory of an Italian. [Mario] Cipollini at Zolder, the two [Paolo] Bettini, [Alessandro] Ballan in Varese. I think it is also a record that …”

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