Milram's Cortinovis to stop riding

By Susan Westemeyer

Alessandro Cortinovis of Team Milram is retiring. The 30 year-old said that he had not received any interesting offers for 2008 and therefore decided to stop racing. A Team Milram spokesperson confirmed his retirement to Cyclingnews.

Cortinovis turned pro in 2000 and rode for Colpack, Lampre, and Domina Vacanze before joining Milram. "I have never had any pro wins, but I have always done my best for my captains," he told Tuttobici. He now has a new athletic goal: "I would like to run the New York marathon, like Armstrong. I want to try it all and since I am in my prime, I feel I can still do a lot."

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