Hondo confident to find new team

Even though the final decision in his doping case won't be reached for at least six months, Danilo Hondo doesn't believe that fact will scare off teams from signing him for the remainder of the current season. "That's all speculation," he said in an interview published on his Web site, danilo-hondo.de. "I think it would be incomprehensible that no team would want to work with me. I am confident!"

When asked what he would do if he didn't find a new employer, Hondo answered: "Why shouldn't I find one? I'm no longer considered banned, I'm like every other athlete. My innocence is clear, it just has to be legally established at a later point.

"I am firmly convinced that I will be racing again quite soon. How soon it will be, I can't say, but it will certainly be in April," he said.

Courtesy Susan Westemeyer

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