After signing a contract with the team of CCC Polsat Polkowice, Jose Mendes gave an interview for the www.velofutur.es portal in which he explains his decision of accepting a proposal to move to the Polish team:
What does moving to CCC Polsat Polkowice mean to you?
Joining a Polish team of CCC Polsat Polkowice will give me a chance to raise my sports level, get to know another culture, another country. I am sure that this experience will develop me as a cyclist and as a person.
Your life will change a little ….
That was very complicated and only thanks to my family, friends I managed to take such a step and decide to move to Poland. I am very excited about the new stage in my career, I hope I will meet the demands of my new employer. That is the biggest challenge in my career
When are you going to make your debut in the new colours?
There is a chance that it will happen during the Volta a Algarve, a very important race for me, held in my country. I hope that I will be able to compete also in other races, with the best teams in the world. The basic goal of CCC Polsat Polkowice is Tour de Pologne.
How did that happen, that a Portuguese man found himself in Poland?
The truth is, I have been wondering how that happened. But it would not have been possible without Juan Campos. I would like to thank him for that, I am very satisfied.
Source: www.velofutur.es, www. naszosie.pl