UPDATED: Mosquera fired by Vacansoleil-DCM
The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) supended Mosquera but never sent out an official press release about it. That’s why Vacansoleil-DCM never publicly reported that they officially fired the Spanish rider! This is what De Telegraaf reports today.
Fran Reyes adds that there is a law in Spain (La Ley Orgánica de Protección de Datos en España) that protects private details of Spanish citizens. RFEC uses that as reason for never publicly announcing the suspension of Mosquera. The rider received a letter from RFEC at home. It’s for the same reason RFEC never said anything about Contador’s case.
Not a single word during today’s team presentation about either Ricardo Riccó or Ezequiel Mosquera, the riders that Vacansoleil-DCM presented last year with big ambitions. The focus this year is on young riders who all renewed and extended their contracts with two years and some very promising new recruits.
Dutch journalist Ad Pertijs asked general manager Daan Luijkx about Ezequiel Mosquera (I was too scared to do that . “We fired him,” Luijkx said. “We did write an official press release but never actually sent it out.”
Mosquera was on the Vacansoleil-DCM team after having reached a second place in the overall of the Vuelta 2010 for Xacobeo-Galicia. The Spanish veteran never got round to actually riding for the team because a diuretic substance was found in his urine after a control in Vuelta 2010. To this day I think he’s still not officially suspended but Vacansoleil-DCM chose to not let him ride a single race in 2011. And not pay him either. It’s the end of a career.