The rider Paco Mancebo, the U.S. team before RealCyclist.com and played for Banesto team, he lamented that the economic crisis "is doing far more damage to the cycling doping." In presenting the Memorial José Cañavate, to be held next Sunday in Huelva, Mancebo has told reporters that "in Spain there is a crisis for all and there are few teams," so he had to emigrate to America, where said that he "got the opportunity" and doing "quite well".
On doping cases reported in recent years, was glad that "fortunately cycling is rearing its head again," but, on the contrary, "has now joined the crisis, and the sport lives private contributions" , recalled the broker, born in 1976 in Madrid, although residing in Navaluenga (Ávila).
"No money, companies are tightening their belts and contribute less, so this year, possibly, there will be four or five professional teams in Spain, and there is no room for a squad of two hundred people. That and doping has killed "he underlined.
Mancebo turned pro in 1998 with the Banesto team, where he stayed until 2006 Ag2r Prévoyance went into French. A year later he moved to Relax-GAM, and after he disappeared, he enlisted in 2008 in the Portuguese-Paredes Rota dos Ferca Moveais the following year to join the American team Rock Racing.
His biggest hits were the title of champion of Spain in 2004, a stage of the Tour of Spain 2005 and good ratings, especially between 2003 and 2005, the Tour and the Vuelta. This year, Paco Mancebo joined the U.S. team RealCyclist.com, with whom he recently renewed until 2013.