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Re: Retirement announcements
« Reply #120 on: October 07, 2013, 11:21 »
Gah. Too many of my favourites retiring! Flecha another guy I've always liked watching, regardless of team. His style and aggression are so much fun, and he was ever the underdog. I would like to see him as a DS some time in the future.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #121 on: October 07, 2013, 11:34 »
    More Flecha:




    The amount of podium placing he has, in almost any kind of races, is astonishing as well. And when Flecha raced, he raced, giving his best in every race - yesterday he finished 13th.
    The peloton will be poorer without the likable, ever-aggressive Spaniard.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #122 on: October 09, 2013, 08:50 »
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #124 on: October 10, 2013, 08:36 »
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #125 on: October 11, 2013, 09:08 »
    José Been ‏@TourDeJose
    Benjamin Noval, one of Contador’s loyal sergeant, retires.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #126 on: October 11, 2013, 09:36 »
    Niko Eeckhout retires today (I guess he's riding a kermesse in Belgium)
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #127 on: October 11, 2013, 13:24 »
    Saint David to retire end of 2014 season
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #128 on: October 11, 2013, 13:30 »
    Saint David to retire end of 2014 season
    He said in a podcast with Michael Creed that he wanted to work post-2014 with developing juniors to get them to the WT level (if Vaughters had a job like that)
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #129 on: October 11, 2013, 13:32 »
    Another Cyclists with Super hero names leaving
    Captain America and another fan favorite The Arrow Juan Antonio Flecha who will retire after Beijing.

    Paris Roubaix without Flecha will take some getting used to :(

    I would happily have exchanged a great deal of Dutch Alpe victories for one Spanish PR for Flecha.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #130 on: October 11, 2013, 13:37 »
    He said in a podcast with Michael Creed that he wanted to work post-2014 with developing juniors to get them to the WT level (if Vaughters had a job like that)

    He owns some of the team should workout ok getting the gig   :)
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #131 on: October 16, 2013, 18:28 »
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #132 on: October 17, 2013, 10:13 »


    Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Specialized-Lululemon) ended her career.

    http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_84538.htm
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #133 on: October 17, 2013, 10:24 »
    Also retiring is team-mate Katie Colclough, who was part of the winning Specialized lululemon squad in the team time trial championship in Florence, Italy. She started racing on the track at fourteen years of age and despite being just 23 now, has decided to hang up her wheels.

    Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/15652/Ina-Yoko-Teutenberg-announces-retirement-after-long-and-successful-career.aspx#ixzz2hyBIyUoF
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #134 on: October 23, 2013, 08:50 »
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #135 on: October 24, 2013, 12:44 »
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #136 on: October 24, 2013, 12:45 »
    did you feel that

    that was a generation change in cycling right there
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #137 on: October 24, 2013, 13:53 »
    did you feel that

    that was a generation change in cycling right there

    No, Horner is still riding.

    I am not sad to see the back of Kloeden. It always seemed like riding a bike was nothing more than a job for him, he had no visible passion for the sport. Whether that was his personal feeling or just how he ended up after being in the sport through the nineties, who knows.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #138 on: October 24, 2013, 13:59 »
    No, Horner is still riding.

    I am not sad to see the back of Kloeden. It always seemed like riding a bike was nothing more than a job for him, he had no visible passion for the sport. Whether that was his personal feeling or just how he ended up after being in the sport through the nineties, who knows.

    Horner and Voigt are still riding.

    but the guys i've followed for many years are all gone. Menchov, Levi, Vino, Klier, Flecha, Stuey, McEwen, DZ, VdV, Kloedy, and next year Millar and maybe Jens will retire.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #139 on: October 24, 2013, 14:01 »
    No, Horner is still riding.

    I am not sad to see the back of Kloeden. It always seemed like riding a bike was nothing more than a job for him, he had no visible passion for the sport. Whether that was his personal feeling or just how he ended up after being in the sport through the nineties, who knows.

    Horner is a different type though , he was in the US eating cheeseburgers when it was full blown
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #140 on: October 24, 2013, 15:48 »
    Ive still no idea what Kloden looks like.. apparently hes been "hiding"
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #141 on: October 24, 2013, 20:45 »
    These retirements are really adding up. Next year's going to look pretty different. And there are so many riders without contracts who might still be forced out.

    Flecha's the one I'll miss most. He still showed himself a lot this year.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #143 on: October 24, 2013, 23:26 »


    Loved Klodi's style on the bike.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #144 on: October 25, 2013, 00:45 »
    These retirements are really adding up. Next year's going to look pretty different. And there are so many riders without contracts who might still be forced out.

    Flecha's the one I'll miss most. He still showed himself a lot this year.

    The retirement of Freire, Vino and Moncoutie last year was the fall of the wall. Everything since then has just been after tremors.
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #145 on: October 28, 2013, 08:55 »
    http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_84628.htm

    Bert Grabsch  he of the dinner plate chain ring retires,
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #146 on: October 29, 2013, 10:57 »
    Tony Rohregger retires from radioshack

    Will go back to study law and economics
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #147 on: October 29, 2013, 11:04 »
    His sponsor deserted him?
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    « Reply #148 on: October 29, 2013, 11:16 »
    http://www.laola1.at/de/sport-mix/radsport/world-tour/thomas-rohregger-karriere-ende-danach-interview/page/68386-314-100-122-.html

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    LAOLA1 : Mr. Egger tube , get off the bike and end her career . Why ?

    Thomas Rohregger : I 'm more wondering about when it's time for the resignation . After this year's season where nothing has gone the way it should run , my decision is relatively easy. So I decided together with the team management that I will change me .

    LAOLA1 : But you will still have had offers from other teams , right?

    Rohregger : Yes , I had two contract deals are available, but they were not that I say : Wow, I have to do ! The cycling is experiencing hard times this year alone five teams have stopped . And I always knew that the day will come again . Although many colleagues, in particular the Schleck brothers, said : Keep going .

    LAOLA1 : You have mentioned that there will be a change. What is this ?

    Rohregger : I never wanted to end up with 38 and ask myself: What now ? The full focus is now studying . I also want part- integrate myself also the same in the private sector and there in the field of sports and incorporate my expertise . Immediately after the career is the career - and I am also the program a "second career " very grateful - top priority.

    LAOLA1 : What remains of ten years as a professional cyclist at home and abroad?

    Rohregger : I am very, very grateful for what I experience in cycling and all that I got to know people . In this way I would also like to thank all the fans immediately , with my family and friends for the great time. My step is absolutely nothing negative, but a positive change .

    LAOLA1 : And to strike a sporting balance...?

    Rohregger : highlight was of course the win of the Tour of Austria and the victory at the Kitzbühel Horn . But also generally the good results in my annual home tour. I am proud that I was able to complete all three major country tours. And I was part of the best teams in the world , was at the Olympics and World Championships ... Except for Paris - Roubaix there is really nothing that is missing on my agenda . Therefore, I go out of the saturated cycling .

    LAOLA1 : But the bike is not now gathering dust in the basement , right?

    Rohregger : Certainly not ! Sport is a way of life for me. But I 'm also looking forward to go rock climbing, play tennis again or go kayaking . All the things I could never do before because I was sport specific way. Now I can back me up wider .

    LAOLA1 : There are rumors that you stay with the cycling continues . Can you reveal here something ?

    Rohregger : Yes, I will assume a mentoring role with the team Tyrol . There I would like to pass on my experiences offspring . And perhaps also gives something in professional cycling , where there are certainly interesting possibilities.

    LAOLA1 : So you do not have to worry that you will fall into a hole ?

    Rohregger : This is the worst thing for an athlete , if you fall into a purely vacuum and noted that there is no one . Luckily I have good people around me, so there is no danger .

    LAOLA1 : From the Team RadioShack -Nissan - Trek in 2014, the team trek. Where there goes the journey ?

    Rohregger : It's a trend that cycling companies take over teams. Be it Trek , Cannondale or BMC. Because you have to look how that develops. The fact is that it is very, very difficult moment , there are incredibly good racers on the market. And then what happens , we know from the first hour of economics, supply and demand : the price goes down.

    LAOLA1 : Are these the late effects of doping by Lance Armstrong quake ?

    Rohregger : Definitely . Just for the boys , it is very difficult today . A Patrick Conrad , for example, is third in the Tour de l' Avenir . Did not even get a contract with a good team of professionals . Five , six years ago, he could not have chosen the best deal.

    LAOLA1 : Its price driven , with good performances by top Riccardo Zoidl which is now its successor the successor of team RadioShack -Nissan - Trek?

    Rohregger : Ricci had a tremendous season . He is a great environment to Trek before . Team Manager Luca Guercelina was my mentor in the last three years , has taken me under her arms. He has very much idea of cycling and is a specific to each athlete. Zoidl is a complete cyclist - when he goes on his way , is very much possible .

    LAOLA1 : Many already dreaming of stage wins in one of the grand tours ?

    Rohregger : You have to be careful ! Ricci comes from the amateur to the professional cycling top level . This is certainly a change , alone heard of the travel and race days . There one can see just how he coped with that. But I do think that he has what it takes to become established .

    LAOLA1 : That's him , at least in this country have succeeded : For the athlete - election, he is among the top 5, along with CL- winner David Alaba or ski hero Marcel Hirscher .

    Rohregger : Something is definitely something in the domestic cycling . Now we can only hope that the Tour of Austria comes back on a sound basis and not dying off . That would be very , very important. Then we are sure on a good path .

    LAOLA1 : Perhaps we can indeed help a bit in saving the east Tour of economic law student Thomas Rohregger ?

    Rohregger ( chuckling) : I 'm always a bit involved . And these are also the areas of activity , where I see myself later. The study is of course important, but if it is possible , I would of course also help with my network .

    LAOLA1 : Thank you for the interview.

    "Mr Egger Tube" is too good to edit that :D
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    Re: Retirement announcements
    « Reply #149 on: October 29, 2013, 12:06 »
    That is great to see. Getting out at a good time whilst he's only 30 and has a plan for the future.
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