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."