What’s a retired gladiator do to once it’s time to retire?
That’s the difficult question that classics superstar and hard-man extraordinaire Fabian Cancellara is asking himself. He doesn’t quite have an answer yet.
“I want to do something constructive. Appearing in quotes, some waving and shaking hands is great, but it should be something more,” said Cancellara.
The Swiss time trial champion will remain part of the Trek family, like Ivan Basso and Jens Voigt, but it remains to be seen what exactly he might do for the Waterloo, Wisconsin bicycle company.
After a quick search on a few job websites, Twisted Spoke is happy to throw out some new options. Now Waterloo is a small — except for the presence of Trek — economically depressed town. Its’ slim pickings if Cancellara wants to do something constructive besides just hanging out in a Trek meeting room telling stories.
Here are the top choices for Spartacus. Hopefully he will appreciate the thought and give these jobs some serious consideration. Maybe Voigt would prefer to keep his Trek Ambassador role and perhaps Basso prefers to work developing young riders, but this is a chance for Cancellara to do something different in Waterloo.
Here is what we’ve found for Fabian:
1 Independent sales rep for Platinum Supplemental Insurance.
2 Product Tester (from home) for American Consumer Panels
3 Loan Processor for the QTI Group
4 Auto Mechanic/Technician for a Chrysler dealership
5 Guest Service Leader for Kwik Trip
Now granted, these jobs, located in Waterloo, Wisconsin, home of Trek Bicycle are probably not as exciting and well-paid as his previous career as a superstar bike racer. However, he’ll learn new skills while still keeping himself available for the occasional guest appearance at Trek events throughout the year.
Of course the most natural career fit would job number two on the list, Retail Accountant at Trek. The question becomes, how skilled is Spartacus with QuickBooks software?