Davide Rebellin: "I will quit by the end of 2009."

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16.01.2008/ Davide Rebellin will start his seventh season with Team Gerolsteiner. Rebellin won last years Fleche Wallonne and the 36 year old Italian rider aims for the Ardennes classics, the worlds and the Olympic Games. German based website spoke with Davide Rebellin.

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Davide Rebellin won the 2007 Fleche Wallonne (© Cyclingheroes)

Davide, will 2008 be your final season as a pro?
Davide Rebellin: At the moment I expect to ride one more year and quit at the end of 2009.
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Davide Rebellin: I will concentrate on the classics again, especiall on the Ardennes races. This year we also have the Olympic Games. I want to play a good role there. And the worlds will take place in Italy this year.As an Italian, of course I am double motivated and I want to achieve a good result.
You are the oldest active rider at team Gerolsteiner. How is your relation to the young riders?
Davide Rebellin: Very good. I try to pass on my experience. I have experienced a lot during my professional years. I want to pass that on. With that, I hope that I can support their development and become strong riders.
Will you start at this years Giro?
Davide Rebellin: It lloks like I will not race the Giro, instead I might take part at the Tour to prepare for the Olympic Games.
Which teammate, do you think, will have the biggest leap in perfomance in the upcoming season?
Davide Rebellin: I am sure that Oscar Gatto will ride very well. I am confident he will show us some things, especially in the sprints. He will win a few beautiful races. I think Schumacher and Wegmann are still growing. I believe Markus Fothen will draw attention at the stage races.
How important is it for you to have more Italians at the team (Andrea Molletta, Oscar gatto and now also Francesco de Bonis)?
Davide Rebellin: Its very important for me to have a few fellow countrymen at my side. They are all very good riders as well. With De Bonis we now have added one more very talented rider, who is strong in the climbs.
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Davide Rebellin
Birthdate: August 9, 1971
Place of birth: San Bonifacio  (Italy)
Height: 1.72 mtr.
Weight: 67 kg.
Turned Pro: 1992
1992 - 1994 GB - MG Maglificio
1995           MG Maglificio - Technogym
1996           Polti
1997           La Francaise des Jeux
1998 - 1999 Polti
2000 - 2001 Liquigas - Pata
2002 -   ?    Gerolsteiner
Stage 2A Hofbrau Cup
Overall Hofbrau Cup
Clasica San Sebastian
Trophée des Grimpeurs
Zürich Metzgete
Stage 1 Tour de Suisse
Stage 1 Tour de la Region Wallonne
Tre Valli Varesine
Giro Del Veneto
Stage 1 Tour de Mediterraneen
Overall Tour de Mediterraneen
Tour du Haut-Var
Stage 2 Criterium International
Giro Del Veneto
Giro Del Friuli
Stage 1 Memorial Turi d'Agosthino
Giro Del Veneto
GP Chiasso
Giro della Romagna
Overall Tour de Mediterraneen
Stage 4 Tireno - Adriatico
Overall Tireno - Adriatico
Stage 1 Vuelta a Ciclista Pais Vasco
Stage 3 Vuelta a Ciclista Pais Vasco
Memorial Fausto Coppi
Stage 2 Brixia Tour
GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
GP Città di Camaiore
GP Industria & Artigianato
Luk-Cup Bühl
Stage 2 Paris-Nice
Rund um den Henninger Turm
GP Industria & Commercio di Prato
Amstel Gold Race
Fleche Wallonne
Liège - Bastogne - Liège
Stage 3 Sachsentour
Stage 4A Sachsentour
Trofeo Melinda
Stage 1 Brixia Tour
Stage 1 Brixia Tour
Overall Brixia Tour
Giro dell'Emilia
Fleche Wallonne
Stage 1 Brixia Tour
Overall brixia Tour

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