Gerben Löwik of Team Rabobank is among those riders still looking for a contract for the 2009 season. "The time is running out," he admitted.
"Normally I know in October what I will do in the coming year," he told the WielerMagazine. "Now it is already November and there are no concrete proposals."
The 31-year-old was told by the Dutch team in August that his contract would not be extended. That was no surprise, he said, because his years with the team have been marked by injuries.
Löwik turned pro in 2000 with Farm Frites, and joined Rabobank for the first time in 2001. He then rode for Bankgiroloterij in 2002-2003, and for Chocolade Jacques for a year. He rejoined Rabobank in 2005.