Cyclingnews is reporting that Ivan Basso may have a home on the Amore & Vita – McDonald’s cycling team. Assuming that Basso clears up his trouble with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), the Continental team is ready to embrace Basso.
But can a small Continental team afford a rider of Basso’s ilk? Well, you can if your sponsor has deep pockets. Team leader Ivano Fanini is quoted as saying.
“Naturally having Basso would blow up our budget. That should, however, be no problem. I can count on financial support from main sponsor McDonald’s.”