Thomas Dekker, 24, continues to plan his future, away from Team Rabobank. "I am training, but not five or six hours a day. That wouldn't make much sense. I am busy looking for a new team, and relaxing. I can't do any more."
That new team may be CSC-Saxo Bank. Dekker's manager Martijn Berkhout told Cyclingnews, "We are speaking with CSC and I must say it looks good."
In an interview with the Dutch magazine Sportweek Dekker said that the public image of him being difficult and arrogant is not right. "I am not really arrogant," he said. "That would mean I turn away when I see people. I don't do that. Apparently, I seem arrogant, but that is something different. People who know me know better."
Dekker is careful about how he speaks of his former Team Rabobank. "It is only with difficulty that I can explain how things happened so rapidly. Because I do not really understand it myself."
The young Dutch rider and Rabobank agreed last month to terminate his contract, citing irreconcilable differences. (SW)