The Italian cycling coach: “Back first because of the protocol? They said so … There is no need to say anything for the moment. It is right to talk about my role later, I’m serene “
“My early return due to the protocol? That’s what Han said, ”replied the blue cycling coach Davide Cassani, who landed in Fiumicino after his early return from the Tokyo Olympics. On his future and the end of his cycle after eight years at the helm of the national team, he told Ansa: “I’m serene but it seems right that we talk later. I didn’t hear the federal president’s remarks today, I was on my way. We talk, between decent people we talk and before making certain statements we talk face to face. My role? We’ll talk about it”.
“I’m not talking now, the Olympics are underway, the boys have to compete, there is no need to say anything for the moment. I will speak after the Federal Council, ”he added. But before boarding the flight he said: “I’m taking the plane now. The reason why I leave Tokyo earlier? I prefer to talk about it tonight when I get back ”. On the Azzurri expected at the track test he commented: “I think we have a good chance. The quartet is very strong and has prepared very well. The problem is that there have been no recent appointments and we do not know what times the opponents, such as the Australians, Danes, Canadians can do ”.
Says the Federation
The president of the Cordiano Dagnoni Federation told the Gazzetta: “Cassani’s return to Italy has always been foreseen in these terms, because due to the special rules of this Olympics, once his discipline is over, you have to return to Italy within 48 hours. Unfortunately it was not possible to keep him here for the track which starts on Monday. As for the future, I want to share the evaluations with the federal council at the end of August in Val di Sole ”. After the Olympic test in line, with the best blue (Bettiol) 14th, Dagnoni had said: “The future of Cassani as coach? First of all, let’s see what intentions he has. The intention is to create a group of technical commissioners who get along well, unlike a work system in which you tend to take care of your own garden ”. For his succession in pole position Gianni Bugno, with Mario Scirea in charge of the under 23. The Federal Council called to decide is expected at the end of August, as part of the mountain bike World Championships in Val di Sole.
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