World hour record holder Victor Campenaerts continues to look for a team for 2021.
“I have nothing yet, really nothing,” he said. “I am prepared to make significant sacrifices in my wages. As long as I can remain a professional.”
“Douglas Ryder (team manager of NTT) was visiting the Giro,” Campenaerts told Het Nieuwsblad. “He told me he is still hoping for a new sponsor, but we are now in November.” The time trial specialist had a one-year plus two-year contract with NTT if the team continued, but since this summer he has been able to get out of that clause.
“I’m aiming for something else. And I have also had interesting conversations with different teams, but it never became concrete. It is not that I am too expensive, because these teams have not yet discussed the financial aspect. By the way, I am prepared to make a very significant compromise on my wages. It will be necessary, as long as I can remain a professional with a good team.”
Campenaerts didn’t win any races this year, but did take bronze at the European Championship and came second in the Giro twice. He also finished second in the time trial in the Tirreno-Adriatico.
“It wasn’t my best season, but without Ganna I would have won a time trial in the Tirreno and in the Giro. Then we would speak of a super year.”