"I won’t be doing any races for the team this season. A real pity to end the 2014 season like this. I was full of confidence and in a good shape, but my family needs me the most right now"
Managing Director Richard Plugge:
"We really wanted to see Robert in action in the World Championships in Ponferrada. In the Tour of Lombardia and Beijing he would have been one of our main leaders. Of course we will miss his strong performance in these races, but we fully support his decision in this difficult time2014 has not been an easy year for Robert, but he has shown great form again in the Vuelta”.