Fabian Cancellara has introduced the start of Tudor Professional Biking Crew for 2023, a Swiss-primarily based outfit partnered with enjoy company Tudor as the title sponsor.
The 7-time Monument winner will choose possession of Continental level staff Swiss Racing Academy, with the intention to register them as a ProTeam up coming time. If thriving, this will make Tudor Professional Cycling Team Switzerland’s 1st qualified biking team since 2016, when UCI WorldTeam IAM Biking folded.
Talking in a press meeting in advance of the begin of the Tour de Romandie, Cancellara reviewed the launch of the new team, highlighting the lack of possibilities Swiss riders have experienced without having a staff competing skillfully through the intervening time period.
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“A good day to be ready to announce this new journey of the Tudor Pro Biking Team,” Cancellara reported.
“We commence from the Swiss Racing Academy, which by now competes in several races, but from now everything changes. Today is a excellent working day with terrific enthusiasm for the future. It is a undertaking concentrated on and born from Swiss cycling, even if we will not only have Swiss riders.
“We lacked a challenge of this kind in our region, which could also give continuity to the younger people of the Swiss Racing Academy, making an attempt to entice other youthful people to tactic cycling.
“Certainly, we are prepared to be invited, perhaps to races this sort of as the Tour of Romandie and the Tour of Switzerland, but we want to consider the time to develop since firms will not come to be millionaires in just one working day, we normally will need time and patience,” he concluded.
Cancellara has supported Swiss Racing Academy as a mentor for a couple many years now, but relocating into possession of the team doesn’t indicate he will take an active role as supervisor or director. In its place, he believes he is very best suited to own the group, letting others to complete the aforementioned roles.
“I’m not the trainer, I’m not the sporting activities director, unquestionably. So my function will be as the proprietor,” Cancellara claimed.
“I think my knowledge around the previous few many years, with my enterprise and also with this mentoring with Swiss Racing Academy display me that this is a position that I fit into.”
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