Max Sciandri will not take Italian national team job

Max Sciandri

Max Sciandri quit the Italian national team project as fast as he joined, renouncing the sports director role yesterday in an e-mail. He will remain working with riders like Taylor Phinney and Adam Blythe at team BMC Racing.

Sciandri told Cycling Weekly this morning, "We were moving forward but there was no starting point."

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