Matteo Tosatto: 'I'm not going to beg for another contract'

42-year-old Italian Matteo Tosatto calls time on his pro cycling career after 34 Grand Tour starts, but no contract for 2017

Matteo Tosatto at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Italian Matteo Tosatto, 42, says that he is "not going to beg for another contract" for 2017 and that his professional cycling career is over.

Tosatto holds the record for the most Grand Tour participations at 34. He rode the last six years with Tinkoff/Saxo Bank, which is disbanding at the end of 2016, and supported stars like Alberto Contador.

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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.