Still months away from his return to competitive cycling (October 24th, for those of you keeping track), Ivan Basso today signed with Liquigas. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the deal is for one million Euros over two years. The contract is for 2009-10, but there’s no news on exactly when he’ll make his return to racing.
Photo of Basso, Bettini and Cancellara (c) Ken Conley kwc.org/cycling/photography/
English coverage from VeloNews:
Italian coverage from La Gazzetta:
More coverage from La Gazetta (an exclusive interview):
“I am reborn and return to win”
Nothing major, he just talks about why he chose Liquigas (they’re an Italian team, they’ve been competitive, they have a grand plan for the next couple of years) and some slightly philosophical stuff- based on the question “Who, today, is the man Basso, rider and father? “