Txurruka critical of new Euskaltel philosophy

Amets Txurruka responded to Euskaltel-Euskadi's decision not to offer him a new contract with a highly critical appraisal of the Basque team's new philosophy. Txurruka said of the changes about to be introduced, which are likely to include the arrival of foreign riders. "I will now see the team as just any other. It won't be special any more."

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).