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“I did it to the best of my ability, giving 100% in every race. They knew it and they were pleased with it. I do not think there was any misunderstanding. Maybe if I had been more selfish, I would have done better."

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04.11.2016 @ 16:12 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Amets Txurruka is still without a team. The Spanish rider is currently on the market following confirmation from Orica-BikeExchange that his contract will not be renewed.

 

Txurruka tells Ciclismo Internacional that the team prefers to focus on its young Australian talents like Robert Power and Jack Haig rather than on the veteran Basque climber.

 

"I am convinced that I can return to the highest level," the former Euskaltel rider said. He admitted that he had a difficult season in which "things did not work out" and where he didn’t achieve any personal results because he worked for the team just as he was signed to do.

 

"I knew why they had signed me and what my task was,” he said. “I did it to the best of my ability, giving 100% in every race. They knew it and they were pleased with it. I do not think there was any misunderstanding. Maybe if I had been more selfish, I would have done better, but this is not how I am or why they hired me. "

 

November has already started and the available spots in the big teams are very few. His agent Angel Edo still has two ongoing negotiations and hopes to find a solution soon to give his client a job worthy of his career. After 11 seasons as a professional and 16 grand tours, Txurruka has a lot of experience and, at 33, he still wants to prove that he has something to give to cycling.

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