Bastianelli Searching For New Contract After Team Virtu Folds

Marta Bastianelli (Virtu Cycling) wins Omloop van het Hageland

Marta Bastianelli is forced to search for a new team after Bjarne Riis announced that he will bring an end to Team Virtu at the end of the season due to lack of sponsorship . The former world champion, who is currently injured, said that she was contracted with the Denmark-based UCI Women's Team through 2020, but will now need to look for a new contract elsewhere. "The Virtu, my club team, closes at the end of the season due to financial problems," Bastianelli told Gazzetta dello Sport . "The team manager Bjarne Riis has confirmed to us as well. Very unfortunate, I believe in this project to the point that I had signed a two-year contract, so even for 2020. From now on I will commit myself to find another solution for next season. It is crucial considering that next year there will be the Tokyo Olympics." Riis, who ...

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