Retired in 2016, the quadruple world champion in individual time trial (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010) and Olympic gold in Beijing 2008 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 will start a new stage in his professional career, which will also be focused on developing new talents.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to come together to reinforce our common vision and build together a bright future for young cycling talent. After my retirement I needed to redefine myself as a member of the cycling community, as an entrepreneur and as a businessman,” he said. Candellara in a team statement.
“This time has been fruitful to collect lessons and experiences and has made me even more sensitive to the importance of the choices you make before, during and after a professional cycling career,” he added.
The ‘Swiss Racing Academy’ was founded in 2018 and has riders who are between 18 and 25 years old who receive the help of professionals to develop “as athletes and as people in all aspects of their lives”.