Stetina: I was literally googling how to start a new job with no college degree

Peter Stetina (Trek-Segafredo)

The transfer market can be a cold and difficult place, particularly if you’re coming off the back of a difficult season. Peter Stetina was already making post-retirement plans when Trek-Segafredo offered him a lifeline. The 31-year-old American has been a professional for over a decade but thought that his career was over when he struggled to find a contract as the season's end approached. An undiagnosed illness had marred the opening half of his season and he found himself digging a deeper hole as he tried to find the form to get the results he needed. However, a string of solid performances at the Italian one-day Classics in the autumn – and a gap left by Ivan Sosa’s move to Team Sky – was enough to secure Stetina a last-minute deal for 2019, and he’s taking the opportunity with both hands. “I went through that period in the summer and ...

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