Davide Rebellin doesn‘t know about stopping. The wheel quart, almost 50 years old, has signed a contract with the Continental Work Service Marchiol. That means that Rebellin starts his 29th season as a professional cyclist.
“ I’m not interested in breaking records,” the Italian sports medium La Gazzetta dello Sport notes from the mouth of Rebellin. “I enjoy it and can still do my part.”
Rebellin would like to make his debut on Wednesday 3 March in the Trofeo Laigueglia, a one-day race.
Rebellin won the classics Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Amstel Gold Race in 2004. He also wrote the Walloon Arrow to his name three times. In April 2009, he was caught using the doping agent CERA during re-testing for samples at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was suspended for two years. In May 2011, Rebellin returned to the peloton after a suspension.
Born in August 1971, Rebellin has been a professional since 1992 and signed his first professional contract with GB-MG Maglificio. At that time Orange was still the reigning European football champion, the Netherlands was led by the cabinet Lubbers III and Czechoslovakia was still a country.