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Winner of the 2015 Tour Down Under
Óscar Pujol (Omega Pharma-Lotto) is ready for the chilly start.
No place for him in 2012 with Omega Pharma or Lotto
He fears now that his only possibility is “to knock on all the doors”, he told Marca.com. He said he knew he was not in a position to ask much, but wants only a small racing calendar to let himself be seen, as he thinks he can show a good form.
"I'm going into the preseason with uncertainty. As of December 31 there is time, but it is difficult to prepare without knowing where I might ride,” he said.
Pujol admitted that ne never felt comfortable at Omega Pharma-Lotto, for a variety of reasons. "From the start, being with the group of Belgians and partly because of the language, I felt apart, which makes you discouraged.
He did not ride the Dauphine as well as hoped, and was not nominated for the Vuelta a Espana. “That was hard because I supposed to ride it and it was my season highlight.”
"It's been a bad year,” he concluded. Still, he had one consolation. “I am the champion of training."