Geox quits cycling leaving Gianetti with no team

Juan Jose Cobo, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 14

Vuelta a España winner, Juan José Cobo is looking for a new team as Geox has annulled its sponsorship with the Spanish cycling team. The Italian shoe manufacturer announced yesterday that it would end its commitment with Mauro Gianetti's Pro Continental team.

"After a year of experience in professional cycling, the company considers its presence in this sport not strategic anymore," read the press release.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.