Team Quick.Step Innergetic has denied reports that it is interested in signing Caisse d'Epargne's Oscar Pereiro.
"There is nothing to it," Quick.Step manager Patrick Lefévère told SportWereld.be. "We have no budget for a potential Tour winner and moreover we are simply not interested."
The team's press agent, Alessandro Tegner confirmed to Cyclingnews that the "team does not have interest in Pereiro as a rider for its future. We have talked to many riders on an informal basis, which is normal, but there has been no contract negotiations."