Fernando Alonso says sorry to Paolo Bettini for failed cycling team

Paolo Bettini gave up his job with Italy's national cycling squad to manager Fernando Alonso's team, which failed to materialise in 2015

Paolo Bettini and Fernando Alonso at the 2013 mens road race World Championship

(Image credit: Watson)

Fernando Alonso apologised to Paolo Bettini for involving him in his failed attempted to begin a cycling team in 2015. Bettini, twice world champion, quit his job as team Italy's head coach to direct the Formula One driver's startup project.

"We met in in December," Bettini told Italy's sports daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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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.