Does anyone know what Cecchini is up to now? His trace seems to have gotten lost ... on wiki it says he was the personal coach for Cancellara, Breschel, Blaudzun and N. Sorensen in 2006, and that Basso "maintained a private relationship" with him.
The Spanish version also refers to a "recent increase in teams and/or riders training in Tuscany, which some journalists have linked to the fact that Cecchini lives and works in that region".
I haven't read the articles they list as sources but it seems a pretty weak link ...
Another interesting story from the Spanish wiki:
The working relationship between Fuentes and Cecchini has been known since the Vuelta 2001, when Fuentes was the doctor of both the winner and the runner-up: Angel Casero (of whom he was the private doctor) and Oscar Sevilla (of whom he was the official team doctor). During the race, when Sevilla was leading the GC, Fuentes left a message on the answering machine of Casero, where he motivated him and asked him to stay quiet, because "you know what" was ready if needed for the final ITT in Madrid. As an answer to this polemic, Fuentes said that he had called Casero upon the request of Cecchini, Casero's doctor, and that "you know what" was referring to a few special cranks (not sure if this is the right translation for "bielas") for his TT bike.
Despite the evidence, Cecchini denies any working relationship with Fuentes, whom he claims not to have seen in years.
What I don't understand about this though is that first Fuentes is Casero's personal doctor, and then Cecchini ... or did he have two at the same time? Or was Cecchini the official Festina team doctor?