“A great day to be able to announce this new adventure of the Tudor Pro Cycling Team,” Cancellara said at a press conference before the start of the Tour de Romandie. “We start from the Swiss Racing Academy, which already competes in many races but from today, everything changes. Today is a great day with great motivation for the future. It is a project focused on and born from Swiss cycling even if we will not only have Swiss riders.”
Cancellara has supported the Swiss Racing Academy for years as a mentor and will now move into the role of the owner. One might presume he would take an active role as a manager as well. However, that will not be the case.
“I’m not the trainer, I’m not the sports director, definitely. So, my role will be as the owner. I think my experience over the last few years, with my company and also with this mentoring with Swiss Racing Academy, show me that this is a role that I fit into.”
Sounds promising. Excited to see the Swiss squad on the World Tour circuit?