An­drea Tafi wants to ride Paris-roubaix at 52

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Aqua Blue Sport are fold­ing, BMC are join­ing with CCC and there will be a merger be­tween Véran­das Willem­scre­lan and Room­pot-ned­er­landse Lo­terij. Lots of rid­ers are on the mar­ket look­ing for teams. I would pre­fer to see the likes of James Shaw get a con­tract — how does this sideshow help the cred­i­bil­ity of top-level cy­cling? Ro­nan O’cualain

Be­cause Tafi is still a huge name, es­pe­cially in Italy, and it would be fan­tas­tic pub­lic­ity and ex­po­sure for one of the smaller pro teams. Cer­tainly far more than sign­ing an un­known. Huw Price

Why not? It’s only one race. It’s not go­ing to de­prive any young rider who will be com­mit­ting for the full sea­son un­der con­tract. He would bring a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence, know-how and in­spi­ra­tion to a younger team. If they are lucky per­haps an ex­tra spon­sor. I’m 50 and watch­ing with keen in­ter­est. Fair play. Colm Al­ley

Ridicu­lous. Eddy Mer­ckx will be rid­ing the Tour next. They’ve had their time, give the youth their’s. Paul Davy

Some­one give the guy a C40. Hansel Mu­goi

Tafi is still in great shape

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