By Antonio J. Salmerón
The Spanish national time trial champion, Toni Tauler, may have fallen victim to the deficiencies of the Spanish cycling market. Tauler made debut in 1998 with Kelme-Costa Blanca, and remained there until 2003 when he moved to the Illes Balears ProTour team in 2004. After two seasons, Tauler was signed by the now ending 3 Molinos Resort team. "I arrived full of optimism and enthusiasm to this last one, after being disappointed with Illes Balears, but things were not done well with 3 Molinos Resort from the beginning, and in spite of that, I made reality a dream so determined as I was to win the national time trial championship", Tauler said to Cyclingnews.com.
The Spanish cyclist is still involved in track cycling, and considers that, "I am still ready to continue to fight for more victories". Although, at the moment, Tauler is looking for a new opportunity for 2007, hoping to leverage his national champion jersey. "I think it would be very interesting for any sponsorship". But, Tauler also admits that he might not find any more opportunities, and then he would have to put and end to his long sporting career. "I am working on building a gymnasium on my property in Manacor (Mallorca)". "Until now, I had not had problems finding a team, because anybody cannot say that I have not worked very hard anywhere I have been before", he concluded.
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