Venezuelan rider Jose Rujano has left Selle Italia for Quick.Step, bidding goodbye to Gianni Savio and the gang, and offering his apologies for some of the things he did during his last months with them. "I wish to publicly apologise for the mistakes committed at the beginning of the year, when I didn't turn up to the races, and for my behaviour at the time of my withdrawal from the Giro d'Italia," he wrote in a letter to the team. "I went through a difficult period and made some erratic decisions.
"I thank the organisation, the sponsor, Gianni Savio, Marco Bellini, and all my teammates, with whom I have spent three very nice years, and this last one, which was my fault, was a little less so. With Selle Italia, I obtained some great results and I hope to achieve others with Quick.Step, always remembering the team that launched me into the professionals."
For its part, Selle Italia accepted Rujano's apology and wished him all the best for his future with Quick.Step.