Alonso not giving up on cycling team plans
24 September 2013 – Fernando Alonso has confirmed he has not abandoned plans to set up his own international cycling team, even if his bid to purchase the company in charge of Euskaltel-Euskadi has floundered.
“We've tried it until the end but it's just been impossible to have a cycling team in 2014,” said the Ferrari driver, according to an official statement posted on cyclingnews.com. “My passion for this sport, my will to cooperate and to do my bit remains intact, so this is only the beginning of the future.
“From tomorrow morning we are going to work on building, if needs be from scratch, a team we can be proud of. The best cycling team we can form, respecting this sport with humility. As you may have observed I'm quite tenacious, and above all, I love and value this sport a lot.
“It possesses and transmits, as I said many times, values that I share: a set of values that I would like to help promote.
“Cycling and it's fans deserve the best and now we have time on our side, time in which we'll be very attentive to any circumstance that we can learn from and, above all, that can make us better for next year.
“It wasn't to be, but it will be! This adventure has only just begun.
“Let's look for to 2015!”