Pinotti returns to bike and decides future post-HTC

Marco Pinotti in the lead, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage one TTT

Italian Marco Pinotti is looking for a new team post-HTC-Highroad and planning for the Olympics. A crash at the Giro d'Italia in May put him bed for six weeks, only allowing him to returning to training on the road this month.

"It's something I never wanted to hear," Pinotti told Cycling Weekly when he heard his team HTC-Highroad may fold.

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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.