Cunego thinks beyond 2007

Il Piccolo Principe, Damiano Cunego, has a contract through 2007 with his current team Lampre-Fondital but is already considering his career in 2008 and beyond. The 25 year-old Italian, winner of this year's Tour de France young rider competition, is considering other teams, including

Before leaving on his honeymoon in Mexico, Cunego and his agents, Alex and Johnny Carera, met with Lampre-Fondital team manager Beppe Saronni to discuss renewing his contract beyond 2007. According to, the parties are slated to meet again, shortly after the 2007 Giro d'Italia presentation on December 2.

But Cunego is keeping his door open to other offers. Sunday, Belgian Sportwereld reported that Cunego may have offers from T-Mobile, Milram, and above all The latter will take the vacant ProTour spot of Phonak in 2007 and needs a big leader for their roster.

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