Three teams have offered a contract for 2013 and beyond to Euskaltel leader Samuel Sánchez, reports coming out of Spain suggests.
Bilbao-based newspaper El Correo today reports that a trio of "serious" offers have been made, but that the Olympic champ is waiting for a decision on what will happen to his current team before making a decision. As has been extensively reported, uncertainty reigns as to what will happen to Euskaltel beyond this year, as the Fundación Euskadi is likely to pull out and telephone company Euskaltel likely to take full control of the team.
The same newspaper also says that "a good number" of the younger riders on the team have received offers, which should come as no surprise given the wealth of talent coming out of the Basque Country right now.
While Samu seems intent on staying on with Euskaltel as long as there's a project in place next year, it's more worrying that the youngsters on the team are being tempted. If the team doesn't sort out its future pretty soon, they risk seeing their most promising riders snapped up by rival teams.