Ballan sets deadline to find team

Alessandro Ballan has set himself a deadline of the December 20 to find a team for 2016 or he will hang up his wheels and retire. The former World Champion has been struggling to find a new team for next year since completing an 18-month doping ban in August. Ballan had been linked with a number of teams, including UnitedHealthcare, but MPCC rules surrounding the signing of riders who have been suspended, along with other factors, put paid to that. 

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