Tafi says he's found a team for 2019

Andrea Tafi (Mapei)

Italian Andrea Tafi has taken another step toward fulfilling his goal of competing in Paris-Roubaix 20 years after his victory there in 1999. The 52-year-old said this week that he has signed with a team that could gain entry into the French spring Monument. Tafi told Het Laaste Nieuws he was not yet able to name which team he had signed with, but the announcement should follow in the coming weeks. Tafi went public with his plan last month and initially approached Patrick Lefevere, general manger of the Quick-Step Floors team where Tafi rode during the most successful part of his career, about a ride for the 2019 season. Lefevere encouraged Tafi's idea, which he called "beautiful," but he didn't offer the Italian a spot on his team. Tafi now says he found a team that offered him the opportunity. "But I still cannot say which team it is," Tafi ...

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