Michael Albasini to retire at Tour de Suisse 2020
Oct 31 2019 09:39 pm CET

Michael Albasini to retire at Tour de Suisse 2020
Michael Albasini to retire at Tour de Suisse 2020
Photo of Mitchelton-Scott jersey (c) Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Michael Albasini has extended his contract with Mitchelton-Scott for 2020 but with the main objective of retiring at his home race, the Tour de Suisse.

The 38-year-old is one of the founding members of Mitchelton-Scott and is considered an important rider within the formation, not only for the results but for the team's culture. The rider has taken 18 professional victories in the past eight seasons with the team and is determined to make the most of it on his final six months on the bike as a professional, before saying farewell at the Tour de Suisse in June.

"It's great to finish your career in a race that you really like as a rider," Albasini commented. "It's a race I've always had a good relationship with, it's a home race and for any rider, it is great to be able to finish at home. Even within the organisation, there's a lot of former teammates, so it'll be like finishing with your school class and it makes it much easier for the family to come and that is one of the most important points.

"This season it was getting harder to find motivation and to keep motivated. It cost me, in time, more and more energy, and often in the second half of the season it's different. Like this, I have my finish line, and this is the best way to finish."

Albasini just wants to enjoy as much as he can the last months of his career. "I don't have any set goals in terms of results for this final part of my career," he explained. "I just really want to nail my last preparation, do everything right and get up to the highest level possible. If I can get that, some results will come, but for myself, I just want to have the best possible approach and shape for the last part of my career and enjoy myself.

"If it all comes together, there will be results, individual or for the team, but I will finish knowing I have done everything right and be proud of that."
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MICHAEL ALBASINI
MITCHELTON - SCOTT





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